Celebrating the roots of Reggae, doc “Inna De Yard” arrives in cinemas on August 30

Celebrating the roots of Reggae, doc “Inna De Yard” arrives in cinemas on August 30

Peter Webber heads to Jamaica to capture a piece of reggae history. In documentary feature Inna De Yard, a superstar group of reggae legends convene to record a new album of infectious unplugged reggae hits in a joyful, vibrant celebration of the genre’s roots.

Featuring legends of reggae including Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Cedric Myton, Judy Mowatt and Kiddus I, Inna De Yard is awash with intimate acoustic versions of classic tracks as well as footage from their live performance in Paris.

The film will screen as the Closing Night Film of this year’s Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House on Wednesday August 21 before its theatrical release UK and Ireland-wide on August 30.

Watch Reggae Legend Ken Boothe‘s Rare US Appearance for New Doc ‘Inna de Yard’

Watch Reggae Legend Ken Boothe's Rare US Appearance for New Doc 'Inna de Yard'

Few voices in music are as soulful and honeyed as Ken Boothe, the reggae legend whose God-level fame in his home country is showcased in the new documentary Inna de YardThe film, which premiered earlier this week at the Tribeca Film Festival, highlights both the past and present of reggae veterans like Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I, Cedric Myton of the Congos and Bob Marley and the Wailers’ vocalist Judy Mowatt as they record acoustic versions of some of their most celebrated songs for a new album.

95 year old Gogo has been smoking weed for 85 years and says its secret to long life

95 year old Gogo has been smoking weed for 85 years and says its secret to long life

95-year-old , Melita Gordon has been smoking weed for 85 years, now even her doctor is encouraging her not to quit. She now lives Maroon Town, Jamaica, and is approaching her 100th birthday.

She said, “When mi go a doctor him say him nah tell mi fi stop smoke marijuana, because if mi stop, him a go lose mi.”

Melita Gordon, 95, has no intention of quitting a habit that has stayed with her for a major portion of her life, smoking marijuana. Even with the protestation of her children and other relatives, the senior citizen insists that her life is not going up in smoke.

Streaming site Audiomack seeks Jamaican talent

Streaming site Audiomack seeks Jamaican talent

Representatives of United States based streaming site Audiomack is currently on the island to get a better understanding of the Jamaican culture and its music.

Audiomack is an app that lets you discover thousands of songs from hundreds of emerging artists from genres such as hip hop, EDM, reggae, and R&B.

Co-founder David Ponte says he’s on the island with his team to create an album dubbed Skyline Kingston.

WATCH – Protoje performs on ‘The Tonight Show’

WATCH: Protoje performs on 'The Tonight Show'

Jamaican reggae star Protoje performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday.

Appearing in a light-coloured corduroy pant suit, Protoje sang ‘Like This’ off his Grammy-nominated ‘A Matter Of Time’ album.

It was the singer’s first appearance on the popular American late night television show.

Line-Up Announcement: Super Cat, Chronixx and Alborosie at Boomtown 2019

Boomtown remains a proudly independent festival that has managed to keep a sense of community and unity despite being one of the fastest growing festivals on the the circuit. Citizens travel from across the globe to experience one of the most diverse line-ups and most groundbreaking theatrical concepts on offer, collectively celebrating underground music in a totally immersive world.