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 15th December, 2017

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 15th December, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
DJ Vadim - Boneshaker
RELEASE: Grow Slow
Lek Sen feat Blitz The Ambassador - Jaam
RELEASE: Tomorrow
Cheik Lo - Sante Yalla
RELEASE: Lamp Fall
Boubacar Traore - Horonia
RELEASE: Kongo magni
Kadu Pires - The One 2015
RELEASE: Up n Down Zouk
Buju Banton Feat Stephen marley - Poor Old Woman
RELEASE: Buju & Friends
Shaggy & Tarus Riley - My Duty
RELEASE: Out Of Many One Music
Baaba Maal - Jombaajo
RELEASE: Jombaajo
Ali Farke Toure - Karaw
RELEASE: The Source
Eric Bibb + various Artists - Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag You Down
RELEASE: Good Stuff
Iman Omari - Take You There
RELEASE: Samahdi
J Hus - Lean & Bop
RELEASE: Lean & Bop
Hardy caprio - Jezebel
RELEASE: Hardy Season
Collie Budz - Control
RELEASE: Good Life
Vusi Mahlasela - Chamber Of Justice
Vusi Mahlasela - Tibidi Waka
RELEASE: Guiding Star
Sidestepper - Lover
RELEASE: Super Natural Love

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 8th December, 2017

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 8th December, 2017
T Kolai - Zouk
RELEASE: Teak All Eye
Lamine Sonko - One More Time
RELEASE: Lamine Sonko
Lamine Sonko - The Journey
RELEASE: Lamine Sonko
Dabe Toure - Time Has Come
RELEASE: Call My Name
Morgan Heritage - Down By The River
RELEASE: Down By The River
Archie & Sizzle - I Want You
RELEASE: I Want You
Nas(featLauryn Hill) - If I Ruled The World
RELEASE: It Was Written
Inner Circle - Smoke
RELEASE: Blazzin Fire Classic Cuts
M - Bahia
RELEASE: Ancient Power
Afro Dizzi Act - Toubabau
RELEASE: Peace Love & Unity
Alpha Blondy - Haridjinan
RELEASE: Elohim
Shaggy Feat Chronixx - Bridges
RELEASE: Out Of Many One Music
Johnny Clegg & juluka - Love Is Just A Dream
RELEASE: Africa
Trombone Shorty - Dirty Water
RELEASE: Parking Lot Symphony - LABEL: Blue Note Records
Dan Boadi & The African Internationals - Play That Funky Music
RELEASE: The Real Sound Of Chicago & Beyond

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 1st December, 2017

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 1st December, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Ganga Giri - Samba
RELEASE: Beats Around the Bush
Jupiter & Okwess - Pondjo Pondjo
RELEASE: Kin Sonic
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Koyate - Tamala
RELEASE: Monistic Theory
Hollie Cook - Milk & Honey
RELEASE: Holly Cook
Bobby Alu - Love You More
RELEASE: Take It Slow
Boozoo Baju - Take It Slow
RELEASE: Dust My Broom
Ganga Giri - Ancestors
RELEASE: Beats Around The Bush
Childish Gambino - Redbone
RELEASE: Awaken My Love
Baaba Maal Taj Mahal - Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am
RELEASE: Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am
Burning Spear - No More War
RELEASE: Man In The Hills - LABEL: Island Records
King Ayisoba - Wicked Leaders
RELEASE: Wicked Leaders
King Mas - Reflection
RELEASE: Lion Roar Vol 1
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Love Charms
RELEASE: Power In The Blood
Jay Prince - Smile Good
RELEASE: Smile Good
Radical Son - Highest Of Love
RELEASE: Cause'n Affect - LABEL: Wantok Music
Baaba Maal - Baydikacce
RELEASE: Jombaajo

Winding Roots - 12:00pm - Friday 24th November, 2017

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 24th November, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Oka - Positive Vibration
RELEASE: The Grassy Knoll
Black Truth Rhythm Band - Save D Musician
RELEASE: Ifetayo
Black Truth Rhythm Band - Save D Musician
RELEASE: Ifetayo
Gyptian - I Just Love
RELEASE: I Just Love
Bobby Alu - My Style
RELEASE: The Bay Sessions
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
RELEASE: Midnight Love - LABEL: Columbia
Bootsy Collins - Ladies Nite
RELEASE: World Wide Funk - LABEL: Mascot Records
Bootsy Collins feat Kali Uchis - Worth My While
RELEASE: World Wide Funk - LABEL: Mascot Records
FJK - We Ain't Feeling Time
RELEASE: French Kiwi Juice
Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
RELEASE: Soul Makossa
Franklin Boukaka - Le Bucheron
RELEASE: Le Boucheron
Goldlink - Spectrum
RELEASE: And After That We Didn't Talk
Mac Miller feat Bilal - Congratulations
RELEASE: The Divine Feminine
Fat Freddies Drop - Russia
RELEASE: Blackbird
Saritah - Blessings
RELEASE: Ancient Forward
Kranium - Can't Believe
RELEASE: Can't Believe
O'Jays - Time To Get Down
RELEASE: Pure Soul - LABEL: Sony Music
Osibissa - Music For Gong Gong
RELEASE: Osibissa

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

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 17th November, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Bongo Maffin - Bongo Sound
RELEASE: Under Condtruction - LABEL: Universal
Bongo Maffin - More Fire
RELEASE: Under Construction - LABEL: Universal
Bambara Mystic Soul - Love Music And Dance
RELEASE: The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-78
Baaba Maal - Dakar Moon
RELEASE: Television - LABEL: Palm
Boozoo Baju - Camioux
RELEASE: Satta
FKJ - Why Are There Boundaries
RELEASE: French Kiwi Juice
Mac Miller feat Anderson Paak - Dang
RELEASE: The Divine Feminine
Nattali Rize & Notis - Rebel Love
RELEASE: New Era Frequency - LABEL: One Rebels Creative
Damien Marley - Medication
RELEASE: Stoney Hill
Ebo Taylor - Mizin
RELEASE: Love & Death
Ramsey Lewis Trio - Wade In The Water
RELEASE: Wade In The Water
Chiwoniso - Mai
RELEASE: Ancient Voices
Suzana Lubrano - Tudo Pa Po
RELEASE: Tudo Pa Bo
Santana - Smooth
RELEASE: Supernatural - LABEL: Arista
Santana feat Lauryn Hill - Do You Like The Way
RELEASE: Supernatural - LABEL: Arista
Bob Marley & Chuck D - Survival
RELEASE: Chant Down Babylon
Chronixx - Legend
RELEASE: Chronology
Baabaa Maal - Souka Nayo (I Will Follow You)
RELEASE: Nomad Soul - LABEL: Festival

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

Playlist
Winding Roots - 12:00am Friday 10th November, 2017
Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Big Turtle River
RELEASE: Gathering Of Spirits - LABEL: Shanachie
Majek Fashek - Let It Shine
RELEASE: Little Patience
Afro Fiesta - Congo To mississippi
RELEASE: Music Is My Amunition
One Republic - Future Looks Good
RELEASE: Oh My My
Bushman - Somewhere
RELEASE: Somewhere
Bushman, Morgan Heritage, Capelton, Ras Shiloh, Jah Cure, LMS - Mt Zion Medley
RELEASE: Mt Zion Medley
FKJ & Masego - Tadow
RELEASE: Tadow
FKJ - Lying Together
RELEASE: French Kiwi Juice - LABEL: Roche Music
Malouma - Nebine
RELEASE: Nour
FJ & The Living Souls - Kaba Ngonda
RELEASE: Ambient Africa
Olusegun Benji - Mimo
RELEASE: Oba Alagbara
Freida's Boss - III
RELEASE: The Underhill Account
Blick Bassy - One Love
RELEASE: Ako
Blues Etilicos - Canceriano Sem Lar
RELEASE: Dente De Ouro
Hugh Masekela - Don't Go lose It Baby
RELEASE: Jewel Of The Nile
Lisa Fischer - Exodus
RELEASE: Exodus