Winding Roots

Fridays 12PM

Presented by Belinda Kedeya.

The Winding Roots show explores a world of music, most of which has its roots in Africa and crosses the borders of many genres from jazz to dub, linking and fusing along the way. The selection is, therefore, seemingly eclectic and definitely juicy.

Black culture and music has touched me since I was a child, reared on the likes of Ray Charles, Eartha Kit and Shirley Bassey. It was Otis Redding who first really struck a chord with me, though.  Becoming a teenager in the 60’s in the UK with the music revolution, changing awareness and interest in eastern culture, was also a wonderful awakening.

Once I heard roots reggae music I immediately loved the uplifting rhythms and related to the philosophy and conscious lyrics.  My passion for reggae and all its subgenres has extended to African and world music and has led to being involved in organising and making artwork for several live music and cultural events. It also inspired me to travel.

Having spent time in Jamaica, Africa and India years ago when music from such places had barely reached our ears here, I find it so exciting how musicians are now collaborating in a global style, exchanging ideas, blending traditions and genres, to grow new branches.

My life is greatly enriched with all this music so I give thanks for the opportunity to create an exciting musical experience each week to share with you via our community radio station.

Recent Episodes

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 17th March, 2017

Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 17th March, 2017
11:59am Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
12:04pm Fantan Mojah - Roots And Culture
RELEASE: Soul Rasta
12:07pm Protoje - The 8 Year Affair
RELEASE: The 8 Year Affair
12:19pm Protoje - I And I
RELEASE: The 8 Year Affair
12:20pm Baka Beyond - Heart Of The Night
RELEASE: After The Tempest
12:25pm Dubarray - Resonation
RELEASE: Ebb And Flow
12:31pm Perfect Giddimani - Mississippi Burning Red
RELEASE: Lion Roar Vol 1
12:37pm Gare Du Nord - Pablos Blues
RELEASE: Blues Lounge
12:42pm Abelardo Carbono Y Su Conunto - Quiero A
RELEASE: Palenque Palenque
12:52pm Valanga & Andrea Khoza - Sala Khale
12:54pm Various Artists - Dubulmanzwe
RELEASE: Music Safari South Africa
12:58pm Sizzla And Mista Savona - The Formula
RELEASE: The Formula
12:58pm Sizzla And Mista Savona - The Formula
RELEASE: The Formula
01:02pm Mutabaruka - Ecology Poem
RELEASE: Blak Wi Blak k k
01:05pm Mr Vegas - Live My Life
RELEASE: Soul Therapy
01:11pm Umanji - Maria
01:16pm Jah Cure - Unconditional Love
RELEASE: World Cry
01:22pm Leadpipe & Saddis - Carnival Child
RELEASE: Fox Fuse Presents Crop Over Socca Festival 2015
01:27pm DJ SBU & Nhlanla Nciza - Ndenzi
RELEASE: Sound Revival

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 10th March, 2017

Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 10th March, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Busi Mhlongo - Yehlisan'umoya Ma Africa
RELEASE: Rough Guide To The Music Of South Africa
Indie Arie feat Dobet Gnhore - Pearls
RELEASE: Testimony vol 2
Hollie Cook - Real Love
Bonnie Raitt & Habib Koite - Back Around
RELEASE: Blues Around The World - LABEL: Putamayo
Nina Simone - I Shall Be Released
RELEASE: The Essential Nina Simone
Sampa The Great - Weoo
RELEASE: The Great Mixtapes
Nkule Dube - Dirty Hustling
RELEASE: My Way - LABEL: Native Rythms Production
Moana & The Tribe - Whole World Watching
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks - My Goodness
Tracy Chapman - All That You Have Is Your Soul
RELEASE: Tracy Chapman Collection
Lauryn Hill - Forgive Them Father
RELEASE: Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
Natalie Rize - Generations Will Rize
RELEASE: New Era Frequency - LABEL: One Rebel Creative
Saritah - Coming With The Light
Judy Mowatt - One Love
RELEASE: Reggae On The River