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INNA DE YARD SCREENS AT EMANCIPATION PARK

 

Reggae Films in the Park will screen the Jamaican music documentary Inna De Yard, the Soul of Jamaica, at Emancipation Park in Kingston, Friday February 21, at 7 p.m. as part of Reggae Month 2020.  Directed by British filmmaker Peter Webber, the film features artists including Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Cedric Myton, Kiddus I and Judy Mowatt performing acoustic versions of some of their hit songs, and sharing views on what makes reggae and Jamaican culture great. Some of reggae’s new generation are also featured, including Jah9 and McAnuff’s son, Kush. Inna De Yard has been shown in Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, France, and Australia, New York, South Korea, and Cancún, Mexico.

Friday’s hosting of Reggae Films in the Park will also feature the screening of the short animated film, Abeeku and the Maroons, directed by Jamaican Kevin Jackson. Free WiFi will also be available to the public at Emancipation Park, courtesy of the Universal Service Fund.

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