Inner Circle, Chronixx can’t live in a “Tenement Yard”
by Howard Campbell
INNER Circle and singer Chronixx have teamed up for an update of Tenement Yard, the classic song the band recorded with singer Jacob Miller in 1976.
It is the latest collaboration by the band and a new-wave reggae artiste. Inner Circle, formed in 1968, recently did songs with deejay I-Octane and singjay Khago.
Roger Lewis, Inner Circle’s co-founder and guitar player, says working with contemporary reggae acts is their way of reaching out to a new generation.
“In a way (it is) to reach a new ‘demo’ but we collaborate with the artistes we feel have the right vibe and who touch us musically,” he told the Jamaica Observer. “We have done stuff with Junior Gong, Buju (Banton), David Hinds of Steel Pulse and my dear brother Bunny Rugs.”