Two brand new roots & culture releases featuring Kiddus-I, Chinna Smith, Horsemouth and more launch NAYA RECORDS…
|Naya Records, an upstart indie label founded in Boston, MA and run by visionary label president and accomplished drummer/engineer/producer Nathan Sabanayagam, is proud to announce the release of two very special albums. The first, entitled “Grass Yard Productions Volume One,” is the first installment of a series of compilations to be released over the next few years by Naya Records featuring the Grassyard Productions All-Stars (aka GYP All-Stars). Kiddus-I’s “Green Fa Life”, a combined roots and soul music effort from an icon of the rockers reggae period is also available.|
| All of the songs on Grass Yard Productions Volume One were recorded on the front porch of legendary guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith, known for his role as lead guitarist for his role in Bob Marley’s band as well as Peter Tosh and Innter Circle, to name a very short few. The album is dedicated to the late great Jamaican Trumpeter Johnny “Dizzy” Moore, who is also featured on one of the songs. Other veteran artists who contributed to the compilation include Ken Boothe, Winston “BoPee” Bowen, as well as historic musical figures Kiddus I and Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, who both starred in the cult classic film Rockers.
| The second Naya Records release is the new album from legendary singer Kiddus I, “Green Fa Life.” Also recorded at Chinna’s Yard, the album features guest musicians, “Horsemouth” and “Chinna,” as well as label president Nathan Sabanayagam on drums, and was co-mixed by Will Holland, known for his work with the Pixies and Dead Can Dance, at Chillhouse Studios in Boston, MA. The album features thirteen new tracks, all of which breathe fresh air into a tried and true classic rock-steady sound, anchored by the unforgettable baritone that is the voice of Kiddus I. Some of the track highlights inlcude the title track “Green Fa Life,” and thepolitically fueled “War.”