Friday 5 July 2019
The soul of Jamaica, reggae, is brought to life by veteran stars and next-generation artists in this glorious project

Reggae was born as an attempt at offering a mass of people tired of pretending to be a rational, liberal, colonial society a new direction for feeling and human relations.

Reggae has been widely popular throughout the decades and has made its way into pop music many times. In 2018, reggae music of Jamaica was added to the UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

It calls for a celebration. In comes the project Inna De Yard.

Inna De Yard is the result of a great meeting of two generations of Jamaican musicians and singers. Legends from the golden era of roots reggae collaborate and rekindle the original essence of Jamrock with some of the island’s youngest spirits.

Three legendary reggae artists – Cedric Myron (The Congos), Kiddus I, Winston McAnuff (Electric Dread) – and next-generation artists like Derajah, Var and Kush McAnuff go back to the very roots of reggae.

The project was initially born in 2004 and has resulted in various records. After an eight-year break, Inna De Yard was reborn. In 2017, the project released the sun-licked The Soul of Jamaica, and a new album will be out on 12 April 2019 with a wealth of singers – those you know and those you don’t.

There is also a film on the horizon about this project, directed by Academy-nominated Peter Webber. Catch the trailer here.

Get ready to hear a different reggae, back to its roots! Look forward to a grand concert with Inna De Yard at Roskilde Festival 2019.