Inna De Yard: The Soul of Jamaica (2019)

Inna De Yard: The Soul of Jamaica (2019)

IDFA x Melkweg Best Of Music 2019

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Inna De Yard: The Soul of Jamaica (2019)

IDFA x Melkweg Best Of Music 2019

Melkweg and IDFA will bring you the best stories behind the music of today and yesterday! Our three favorite music documentaries of last edition will be shown in Melkweg Cinema this day.

Inna de Yard is a collabaration of legendary Jamaican reggae musicians Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I (Rockers) and Cedric Myton (The Congos) in which they try to capture the spirit of reggae and pass on its values to the younger generation of artists. While rehearsing, they share their insights on reggae's past, present, and future. The film premiered earlier this year on Tribeca Film Festival and will be shown on the big screen for the first time in the Netherlands this night!

“The original state of creation, just jamming in the garden.” That’s the aim of the Inna de Yard project, which brings together the legends of Jamaican reggae to re-record their hits of yesteryear. But this time they're making acoustic versions in the garden of a beautiful mansion, together with a new generation. These gray-haired icons of the reggae world—Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff and Kiddus I among them—may not be as lithe as they once were, but that does nothing to dampen their spirits. And then there’s the stream of stories about the glory years, back when they performed alongside the likes of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.

In this delightful and lively documentary, director Peter Webber (Girl with a Pearl Earring) mixes up recording sessions with scenes from the follow-up tour of Europe, and shows how gigantic reggae’s role has been in the history of Jamaica. One of the musicians sums it up perfectly: “Some countries got diamonds. Some got oil. We got reggae music.”

  • Director
    Peter Webber
    99 minuten
    Spoken Language
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Inna De Yard Official UK Trailer | In Cinemas 30 August

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