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 February, 2017

Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 17th February, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Dub FX - Bass Line
RELEASE: Theory Of Harmony
Oka - Pandanus
RELEASE: LMRZZZ Dreaming 2010
Bobby Alu - Take It Or Leave It
RELEASE: Take It Or Leave it
Benjamin Ballangarry - Spirit Of A Tree
RELEASE: Benjamin Bellangarry
Airileke Ingram - Sorongi Samarai
RELEASE: Sorongi Samarai
Bearfoot - Impolite
RELEASE: Impolite
Bearfoot - Feed My Soul
RELEASE: Feed My Soul
Toots And The Maytals - Pressure Drop
RELEASE: Pressure Drop
Seke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo - African Roots
RELEASE: Trojan Selecta 2 - LABEL: Trojan
Amadou Ballake - Renouveau
RELEASE: Bambarra Mystic Soul
Orchestra CVD - Rog Mik Africa
RELEASE: Bambarra Mystic Soul
Ajak Kwai - Yin Nhiar (I Love You)
RELEASE: Ajak Kwai
Urban Sounds - I Made It
Vybz Kartel - Strong
Nutcase & Papachubba - Dub The Pressure Down
RELEASE: Sherriff Lindo Presents

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

Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 10th February, 2017
Mystic revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Brothers And Sisters - LABEL: Shanachie
Lakuta - Lose Yourself
RELEASE: Brothers And Sisters - LABEL: Tru Thoughts
Lakuta - Chananga
RELEASE: Brothers And Sisters - LABEL: Tru Thoughts
Magic System - Magic In The Air
RELEASE: Africainment Votre
Shatta Wale - I'm Blessed
RELEASE: Green Times Mixtape - LABEL: SM For Life
Chronixx - Likes- M
RELEASE: Chronology
Ngaire - Cruel
RELEASE: Blastoma - LABEL: Maximillion Brown
Arjun & Guardians - Mystery Sign
RELEASE: Astrology
Pressure feat Damien Marley & Tarus Riley - Mental Disturbance
RELEASE: Africa Redemption
Jah Cure - World Cry
RELEASE: World Cry
Arthur - Kaffir
RELEASE: Kwaito - South African Hip Hop
William Onyeabor - Why Go To War
RELEASE: Who Is William Onyeabor - World Psychadelics 5
Bombay Dub Orchestra - Rare Earth
RELEASE: Bombay Dub Orchestra
Baaba Maal - Fulani Rock
RELEASE: The Traveller
Tarrus Riley - Wildfire
RELEASE: Major & Minor Riddim
Cimarons - Rock Reggae Rhapsody
RELEASE: People Say - LABEL: Esoldon
Oka - Bamboo Rain
RELEASE: Milk & Honey

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 3rd February, 2017

Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 3rd February, 2017
02:08pm Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
02:08pm Firemane - Return
RELEASE: Mama's Home
02:11pm Keida - One Love
RELEASE: Ebb And Flow
02:14pm Keida - Mad World
RELEASE: Ebb And Fall
02:21pm Arjun & Guardians - U Don't Want
RELEASE: Astrology
02:25pm Buffy Sainte Marie - Sing Our Own Song
RELEASE: Power In The Blood
02:30pm Stephen Marley feat Ben Harper - Inna De Red
RELEASE: Mind Control
02:40pm Zillanova feat Joshua Tavares - The Fader
RELEASE: The Fader - LABEL: Hope Street
02:45pm Keb Mo - Walk Back In
RELEASE: Keep It Simple
02:49pm Moussa Diakite - Siran Counteh
RELEASE: Doncomodja - LABEL: Wassa Records
02:52pm Moussa Diakite - Wariko
RELEASE: Doncomodja - LABEL: Wassa records
02:58pm Ebo Taylor - Eye Nyam Nam
RELEASE: Eye Nyam Nam
03:11pm The Believers - Life Will Move
RELEASE: Life Will Move
03:13pm KC & JoJo - Life
03:19pm Sean Paul - Watch Them Roll
RELEASE: Watch Them Roll
03:20pm Yami Bolo & Lutan Fyah - Spread The Love
RELEASE: Love The Unbreakable Resolve
03:26pm Back To Black Festival - La Renaissance Africaine
RELEASE: Back To Blak Festival

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 20th January, 2017

Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 20th January, 2017
Mystic revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirirts - LABEL: Shanachie
Warrior King - Reverence
RELEASE: Hold The Faith - LABEL: Rootz Warrior Productions
Warrior King - My Life
RELEASE: Hold The Faith
Sound Dimensions - Train Is Coming
RELEASE: Version Dread
Chidish Gambino - Redbone
RELEASE: Awaken My Love
Marvin Gaye - Lets Get It On
RELEASE: Lets Get It On
The Temptations - My Girl
Ajak Kwai - Abuklualo
RELEASE: Come Together - LABEL: Australian Goverment
Damien marley - Africa Must Wake Up
RELEASE: Distant relatives
Keida - Stand For Something
RELEASE: Lion Roar Vol 1
Miriam Leiberman - Legacy
RELEASE: Full Circle
Baaba Maal /Taj Mahal - Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am
RELEASE: Red Hot & Riot
Various Tolai Artists - Tatabai
Tolai Musicians - Wali
Arjun & Guardians - Free
RELEASE: Cave Of Brahma

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 13th January, 2017