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.
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 Yard. The 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 , 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.
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.
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.
Netflix has released a documentary on ganja called “The Grass Is Greener” that focuses on the links between ganja and pop culture. Featured in the film are reggae legend Bunny Wailer and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, The 90-minute documentary was directed by Fab 5 Freddy and was released on 4/20/2019 to celebrate the legalisation of marijuana worldwide.
The Trinidadian Commissioner of Police and a representative of the Jamaican consulate visited Buju Banton at his hotel room this evening to apologise on behalf of the Trinidadian Police Department.
Los Angeles’ The Delirians want you to know that reggae music has healing powers. Armed with three studio albums and a new single, “Sweet Leaf,” out March 1, the nine-piece band mixes infectious early reggae and roots with Spanish lyrics and a solidly Californian sensibility.
Waves of migrants shipped to London from newly independent British West Indian colonies – the Windrush generation – and to Paris from former French colonies in north and sub-Saharan Africa, were trying to adapt to new lives and make themselves heard. Many did so through music.