We have teamed up with Somerset House to offer 1 lucky reader a SheCAN experience: two tickets for Inna De Yard on 21st August 2019.
Inna De Yard is a joyous, vibrant film set against the backdrop of the lush green mountains of Jamaica in which a superstar group of reggae legends gather to record a new album of infectious hits in an unplugged style that harks back to their roots. The musicians include Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I, Cedric Myton and Judy Mowatt whose iconic songs capture the poetry and passion of their homeland.
Directed by Peter Webber (Girl With A Pearl Earring), the film is studded with intimate acoustic versions of classic tracks (such as Ken Boothe’s Everything I Own) and dazzling live performances from their unforgettable all-star concert in Paris.
With the soul of Amazing Grace and the narrative intrigue of Searching For Sugarman, Inna De Yard is the Buena Vista Social Club for reggae. This landmark film recounts the history and continuing cultural importance of reggae music and paints an unforgettable portrait of these pioneering artists and their success, happiness and heartache during a lifetime immersed in this colossally influential music scene.
Following its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it received rave reviews, Inna De Yard will have its UK premiere as the Closing Night Film at this year’s annual summer in the city highlight Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House on Wednesday 21 August.
Part of the #SheCAN initiative in our remit to get more BAME women to experience the arts who may not always find it affordable or accessible or who may want to work in/ gain insight. SheCAN aims to create opportunities for women age 18-35 within the creative industries, from mentoring to jobs to training. To get the tickets email the editor with two to three lines on why you want the tickets and a link to your social profile. ( editor @ alt – africa (dot) com). Rules: You must be a BAME woman aged 18- 35. Deadline 5th August 2019.