Inna De Yard review – winning reggae documentary

Musical legends turn up the charisma as they record an unplugged album in Jamaica’s take on Buena Vista Social Club

A group of pioneering Jamaican reggae musicians reunite to record an acoustic album in this engaging documentary that draws immediate comparisons with Buena Vista Social Club. Taking as its entry point a crowd-pleasing selection of seminal reggae tracks, Inna De Yard also explores Jamaica’s cultural history and social issues.

The structure and rhythm of the film are perhaps a little familiar, but then so is the music, which is part of the picture’s unassuming appeal. Both the film and its cast of charismatic, dreadlocked old-timers are loaded with an easy charm that is as heady as anything that gets smoked during the course of the recording sessions.

Watch a trailer for Inna De Yard.

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Wendy Ide

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