Inna De Yard | A movie, a tour and a brand new album!
Inna De Yard is a musical project gathering the finest Jamaican reggae artists. The eponymous album Inna de Yard will go out on the 12th of April. In addition, the documentary Inna de Yard directed by Peter Webber will premiere at the International Cannes Film Festival, recounting the adventures of the reggae men.
As UNESCO has added Jamaican reggae to Global Heritage List, the work of the music collectif Inna de Yard seems all more important: it goes beyond the (re)discovery of classics through original reinterpretation. Afterall, whoelse could embody the Jamaican authenticity and culture than this band of forgotten legends, who performed reggae, ska & rocksteady in the 60s and 70s. Well, they keep on doing it today, but together, with Inna de Yard.
“Inna de Yard on their way to Hollywood!” The phrase, uttered by singer Cedric Myton on the shooting of Peter Webber’s documentary, was supposed to be a joke. It all started with Petter Webber – 3 Oscar-nominations for The Girl with the Pearl Earring – deciding to document the recording of the band’s album because he was fascinated by the subject. Several partners have enabled the release of the movie: the documentary will be screened in a hundred of movie theaters in France. It tells the making of this brand new album, which is a compilation of Inna de Yard’s most famous tracks. This sophore album has come up as a suprise. It is the result of an unexpected success for the band’s debut album, The Sould of Jamaica published in 2017 and a sold-out tour – including gigs that became mythical, such as the show at Philharmonie de Paris and Le Trianon.
Inna De Yard gathers together four iconic singers, whose fate is quite different (Ken Boothe, Cedric Myton, Winston McAnuff & Kiddus I) ; it also includes The Viceroys – a trio of musicians from the 70’s – and the younger generation (Var, Jah9, Derajah). All musicians are eager to share the musical traditions of their homecountry. In addition, Inna De Yard regularly invites guests like Horace Andy or Judy Mowatt (one of Bob Marley’s singer) to jam sessions.
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This summer, Inna De Yard will tour in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium & Denmark.