Inna de Yard

Inna de Yard

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Inna de Yard presents songs as they are born, in all simplicity, in yards and back yards. A voice, guitar, sometimes Nyahbingy percussions, sometimes choirs, according to the vibration. It's a return to roots reggae, as it has sprung from yards ...

Biography

The Masters of Reggae unplugged are back for an exceptional string of concerts in Europe this summer 2010. Led by legendary guitarist Earl Chinna Smith, Inna de Yard brings together some of the greatest reggae heroes to take us down to the heart and source of Jamaican music. A meeting point of traditional Caribbean music, folk, blues and soul music, Inna de Yard reminds us of the richness and originality of this music, of its diversity and timelessness.

Six years ago, the first volume of the Inna de Yard collection came into being (Earl Chinna Smith & Idrens). Born from Makasound’s will and its meeting with legendary guitarist Earl Chinna Smith, the unplugged recordings “inna the yard” showed the audience another angle of Jamaican made reggae. Both the public and the press hailed this initiative, rediscovering “roots” artists through amazing renderings of their 70s hits. The idea appealed first of all to the artists themselves. Among them, Cedric Congo Myton, Kiddus I, Junior Murvin, The Viceroys, Linval Thompson or the Mighty Diamonds. The project also allowed the public to discover some young up-and-coming talents such as Derajah or Matthew McAnuff.

This novel unplugged experience took life onstage, notably thanks to the Printemps de Bourges, the first place to welcome this creation, followed by a French tour in 2009, that ended with a legendary concert at Cabaret Sauvage, Paris.

On the same stage, there will therefore be: Earl Chinna Smith, Kiddus I (mythical figure from the film Rockers), Cedric Congo Myton (the Congos’ falsetto lead), but also the young Derajah (noticed on the first volume) and Matthew McAnuff (whose track “Be Careful” was largely broadcast by Radio Nova). Musicians Kush McAnuff on drums, Muctar Wurie on the piano and Alphonso Craig (Sizzla’s percussionist) cap it all, with special guest Clinton Fearon (voice and bass), ex-member of the Gladiators! A dream team indeed for all roots reggae lovers, but also for those keen on discovering a genuine and different reggae, at the base of the Jamaican roots music that emerged from the yards.

Please contact :

Romain Germa
Makasound
83 rue de Reuilly
75012 Paris, France
Tél. : +33 1 53 36 00 86
romain@makasound.com

Discography

Earl Chinna Smith and Idrens Vol 1 (2005, Inna de yard)
Kiddus I (2005, Inna de yard)
Linval Thompson (2006, Inna de yard)
Cedric Congo Myton (2006, Inna de yard)
The Viceroys (2007, Inna de yard)
Ras Mickael Junior "Medecine man"(2007, Inna de yard)
Junior Murvin (2007, Inna de yard)
Inna de yard allstars (2007, compilation)
The Mythy Diamonds (2008, Inna de yard)
Earl Chinna Smith and Idrens Vol 2 (2008, Inna de Yard)

Set List

SET : 45 minutes

1 Rivers of Babylon
2 Homegrown
3 Satan Side
4 Who yeah yah
5 Graduation in Zion
6 No salvation until
7 Be careful
8 Forever young
9 Fisherman