Ujima Radio Tribute to Ras Bandele Selassie

31.3.1950 – 25.3.2024

Ujima Radio pays tribute to an outstanding community stalwart, spiritual leader, counsellor, exemplary family man and role model of deep commitment to RasTafari livity.


Ras Bandele Selassie was born in Blackwood, Clarendon, Jamaica on 31 st March 1950. He came to the UK in 1964 aged 14 and settled in Trowbridge with his parents and siblings until
he moved to Bristol in 1978.
Ras Bandele and his Empress Sis Morowa have been in union for just shy of 50 years, they have been blessed with 12 children, 29 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, all of which witnessed his impactful community work since his trod in the RasTafari movement from 1976.


To say Ras Bandele was deeply driven and unwavering in his faith and commitment to a life of service through Rastafari livity may be somewhat of an understatement. This is because the man affectionately known as Ras B had an open heart for all humanity regardless of race or faith and in this respect, provided counsel to many and rejected none. His wisdom and presence in the community was not just a gift to Bristolians as Ras Bandele had an international profile through his priestly duties at Fairfield House in Bath, the former
residence of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I. RasTafari Brethren and Sistren would come to Fairfield House from all parts of the UK on sacred RasTafari calendar days and Ras Bandele and the Trustees of Fairfield House would host members of the Ethiopian Royal family on many occasions.


Ras Bandele’s life of service includes providing faith spaces in Bristol since 1986, including his own home. During his affiliations with the 12 Tribes of Israel, the Nyahbinghi order and is own organisation Lion of Judah Prevail Unity, Ras B would minister at 77 Ashley Rd, St Nicholas Road and most recently at the RasTafari Cultural Centre 136 Grosvenor Rd, St Pauls, Bristol. Ras Bandele would lead the regular monthly, first Saturday Sabbatical Ises held at Fairfield House.
The upstairs of the RasTafari Cultural Centre (RCC) was initially gifted by existing tenants who ran the Marlon Thomas Campaign, eventually the RCC would occupy downstairs front of house which helped to transform the visibility and participation in the centre, up to this very day. After a very successful Save the Rastafari Cultural Centre Campaign as the premises was threatened with a sale on the open market, supporters of the RCC raised enough money to purchase the space in February 2024. We give thanks that Ras B was with
still with us to witness the fruits of his and other’s efforts.

Ras Bandele was a selfless man, a unifier, a wise man and inspiration to many of all ages, races and religions. This humble servant of the Most High will be missed by many but remembered by all. His legacy is in his family, his faith, his works and our memories of him –his humility, assertiveness, sense of humour and parable-like orations will continue to be quoted by many: ‘Watch and Pray’ which was also a signature wordsound Ras B would utter
as a radio presenter in former years.

Ujima Radio sends deepest condolences to his Queen, Sis Morowa and all the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings and wider family. Ras Bandele will be laid to rest on Monday 22nd April at the Malcolm X Centre,141 City Rd Bristol, 10.30 am.

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Ujima Powerplays April 2024

Congratulations to this month’s successful submissions for April Powerplays!

Support and follow them online, their socials at the end of the page.

This month’s Powerplays are listed below:

Are you an artist based in Bristol or the Southwest?  Would you like to have your music selected to play on Ujima Radio?

Every month Ujima Radio selects 10 of the very best tracks released in Bristol & Southwest which then get featured twice an hour across our Primetime Shows including The Rise Up Breakfast Show Mon-Friday   8-10 am and The Cruising Show Mon-Friday 4-6 pm and the Urban Grooves Playouts.

If you are an artist based in the Southwest you could have your track featured.  All you have to do is send your track on MP3 making sure the lyrics are clean and conscious, include a headshot of yourself, and your social media tags and if you are successful we will let you know.

Email:

ujimaoffice@gmail.com

Put in the Subject bar “Powerplays“.

Good luck and keep listening to hear if your track gets selected!

Artists Instagrams:

Xiomara @XIOMARA.MUSIQ

Danja @DONT_CHAT_WASS

Buggsy @BUGGSY1OFFICIAL

J20orJ20 @J20ORJ20

Millie Whitestone @MILLIE.WB

GUY @GUYNAVIAN_

Komposa @KOMPOSAONIT

Frilla @FRILLA_ME

K.A @K.A.OFFICALMUSIC

O.Love @OLOVEAFFAIR

Muna Moné @MUNAMONEOFFCIAL

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Ujima Radio Broadcasting Live from Glen’s Café in St Paul’s Learning Centre – Thursday 22nd February – 10am and 2pm

Ujima Radio is coming to you!

We’ll be broadcasting our specially extended final Let’s Talk About Blood and Organ Donation show live from Glen’s between 10am until 1pm. And we’ll be musically entertained by Faada Soljie for an hour between 1pm and 2pm.

Come and join Anndeloris Chacon from Bristol Black Carers, Miss Divine, Coord the Seeker and guests in conversation around the issues raised when discussing Blood and Organ transplants within our Black communities.

This Thursday 22nd February between 10am to 2pm come and join Ujima Radio Live in the community at Glen’s Café in St Paul’s Learning Centre or listen Live on 98FM, online, on DAB or listen to each episode displayed under the Show page for Let’s Talk About Blood and Organ Donation

See you there!


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Ujima Powerplays February 2024

Congratulations to this month’s successful submissions for February Powerplays! Support and follow them online, their socials at the end of the page.

This month’s Powerplays are listed below:

Are you an artist based in Bristol or the Southwest?  Would you like to have your music selected to play on Ujima Radio?

Every month Ujima Radio selects 10 of the very best tracks released in Bristol & Southwest which then get featured twice an hour across our Primetime Shows including The Rise Up Breakfast Show Mon-Friday   8-10 am and The Cruising Show Mon-Friday 4-6 pm and the Urban Grooves Playouts.

If you are an artist based in the Southwest you could have your track featured.  All you have to do is send your track on MP3 making sure the lyrics are clean and conscious, include a headshot of yourself, and your social media tags and if you are successful we will let you know.

Email:

ujimaoffice@gmail.com

Put in the Subject bar “Powerplays“.

Good luck and keep listening to hear if your track gets selected!

Artists Instagrams:

KRUSH @krushlanding 

iAM13E @iAM13E

TRU TRAYH @trutryah_1

JOASH @officialjoash

CHARLY OT @therealcharlyot

BLEEEKS @brizzzybleeks

KRAZY WORLD LIVE @krazywordlife

KALI MIST @kali_mist1978

YUNG UK @yungukofficial

SOLO JANE @officialsolojane

DIZ DICE @Dizdice

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The funeral service of our beloved friend & brother Michael Thaxter aka Asher

See below for the details of the funeral service of our beloved friend & brother Michael Thaxter aka Asher.
If anyone needs transportation to attend the burial in Worle.
Tel 07866-417-114 or email.

If you wish to send floral tributes for Asher’s funeral.

Please send to the address below by 9AM January 5th!!!

COTTON & SONS
338 – 348 STAPLETON ROAD
EASTVILLE
EASTON
BS5 0NN

Tel. No: 01179510744

FUNERAL DETAILS:
DATE: FRIDAY 5TH JANUARY 2024
TIME: Arrive 11am to start at 11.30am till 1pm
BURIAL: Ebdon Road, Crematorium & Cemetery, Ebdon Road, North      Worle, BS22 9NY
TIME: 2pm.
WAKE: Malcolm X Community Centre 141 Ashley Rd, St Pauls, Bristol BS2 8YH.
TIME: 4-9PM
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Ujima Powerplays January 2024!

Congratulations to this month’s successful submissions for the 1st Powerplays of  January 2024! Support and follow them online, their socials at the end of the page.

In no particular order, this month’s Powerplays are listed below:

Are you an artist based in Bristol or the Southwest?  Would you like to have your music selected to play on Ujima Radio?

Every month Ujima Radio selects 10 of the very best tracks released in Bristol & Southwest which then get featured twice an hour across our Primetime Shows including The Rise Up Breakfast Show Mon-Friday  8-10 am and The Cruising Show Mon-Friday 4-6 pm and the Urban Grooves Playouts.
If you are an artist based in the Southwest you could have your track featured.  All you have to do is send your track on MP3 making sure the lyrics are clean and conscious, include a headshot of yourself, and your social media tags and if you are successful we will let you know.

Email:

ujimaoffice@gmail.com

Put in the Subject bar “Powerplays“.

Good luck and keep listening to hear if your track gets selected!

Artists Instagram accounts

@elliotjr_

@peathegoat

@tugmc_bristolbarcrew

@tiannasounds   @gogetterrecordsuk   @frankie_allan_

@k_ners #JM

@daron_music  

@kprophet__

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Ujima Radio celebrates 50th Years of Hip Hop!

Ujima Radio wraps up the year celebrating 50 years of hip hop in a legendary stylee!

 

 

 

 

Featuring a selection of exclusive mixes, interviews and show  with a stellar line up of some of the UK & Bristol’s top DJ’s including:

Kosheens Markee Ledge

Code of the Streets DJ Style

DJ Cridge from Up Bustle & Out

Peter D Rose from Smith & Mighty & More Rockers

Kaptin Barrett & Tommy Popcorn

The Don’t Sleep Crew

Flynnittes

Sim Citi

Plus exclusive mixes from

UD4’s The General

DJ Lynx

Deli G

Mr Green from LA

Plus on Monday 1st Jan 2024 from 3-6pm Ujima Radio in Collaboration with ifortysix aka DJ Krust, Gary Thompson from Cables & Cameras and Flynnites who  will be conversation with:

Felix FLX Braun

Ben Duboisson

And Sir Beans OBE

 

Artists instagrams:
@i4ortysix
@flynn_ites
@cablescameras
@dj_krust
@felix_flx_braun
@sirbeansobe
@benguinbristol

@djstylebig    @codeofthestreets2004
@sim_citi
@markeeledge @kosheenofficial @ruffnecktingrecords
@up_bustle_and_out
@pmixx2000
@lynxonthe_ones
@kaptinbarrett @tommypopcorn_
@dontsleepbristol
@deligdj
@sirbeansobe
@mrgreenb

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Ujima’s newest DJ’s debut show on Christmas Day, join Malcolm Haynes aka Baby Malc from 2-4pm!

“Music is magic and it’s brought magic to most of my life!”

Sharing that magic with his debut show on Ujima Radio,  Malcolm Haynes aka Baby Malc provides the perfect soundtrack for Christmas Day between 2-4pm.

Ujima’s newest DJ has certainly earned his stripes.  Having travelled the world for work and pleasure, Malcolm has curated for some of the world’s most prestigious events, clubs and festivals for over 4 decades from Glastonbury to St Paul’s Carnival to Dismaland to name just a few and these all are reflected in Malcolm’s eclectic, beautiful and bountiful knowledge of music. Malcolm is now the landlord at Bristol’s iconic Star & Garter in Montpelier, Bristol.

Join Malcolm at 2pm on Christmas Day for a playlist that includes the beautiful vocals of Selah Sue the Belgian singer and songwriter to some of his all time favourite songs ever, including Fat Back Band to Japanese composer Jun Miyake.

Plus it wouldnt be Christmas without slipping in some classic festive classics from the likes of Diana Krall and Tony Bennett.

But enough spoilers, for the full and fabulous playlist make sure you tune in to Christmas Day 2-4pm for the debut show by Malcolm Haynes aka Baby Malc!

Listen in Bristol on 98FM / DAB / worldwide online

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@malcolmhaynes
@starandgarterbristol

@glastofest
@silver.hayes
@selahsue
@itstonybennett
@dianakrall
@banksy
@official_fatback_band

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Listen to Ujima Radio broadcast live from The House Warming at Bristol Beacon on Sat 2nd Dec 2023

Bristol Beacon has reopened its doors with a huge FREE Housewarming party, with gig goers exploring every part of the building and listening to a huge range of incredible music.
Ujima Radio broadcast live from this landmark and historical day which saw 15,000 people through the day and over 1000 performers!
Listen to Ujima Radio broadcast live from The House Warming at Bristol Beacon on Sat 2nd 2023:
Part 1:
THE HOUSEWARMING
A staggering 15,000 of you visited this sparkling and beautifully renovated venue on Saturday 2nd December 2023 for a 15-hour Housewarming party.
Bristol Beacon kicked off with an amazing opening ceremony and spent the day with you, the people of Bristol, celebrating with a massive sing song, kids’ junk percussion, dancers, authors, choirs, orchestras and 11 year old DJs.
Bristol Beacon team well and truly warmed their new home with your energy fuelling the music and good vibes.
Thank you for singing, dancing, performing and celebrating with us!
Photography by Soul Media

Thanks to Plaster | Strike Communications

Video – “The moment Doreen Doreen start a rave in Beacon Hall during The Housewarming, Sat 2 Dec”

Video by Colin Moody, courtesy of Bristol Beacon

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Asher Thaxter Tribute show hosted by DJ Style – Code of The Streets

On Saturday 11th November 2023 DJ Style dedicated his whole show in in tribute to our Brother Michael “Asher” Thaxter.

Listen back to Part 1 here:

Listen back to Part 2 here:

Asher was the very epitome of what Ujima stands for, “collective responisbility”.
Ujima Radio was honoured and privileged to be able to share your messages and tributes and the community came together to share their love for this incredible man.
We are all in a state of shock at the unexpected passing of our beloved presenter Ras Asher, who has given many years of service to the station. This sudden loss has left us devastated and in deep shock. Ras Asher was a true humble lion with a versatile music portfolio, from roots reggae to jazz and rare grooves.
Our thoughts are with his children, family, and all those who share our sense of loss.
Further details on how we as a station will continue to honour him will be announced in due course.
May he be received well on his journey to the next Realm. Asé

 

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