This seven track 'Inna Word' EP is the beginning of what should hopefully become a fruitful collaboration between Rebel Sound Records and Oakley, California based singer Ione Angeles. After ending up in Jamaica with Californian women's band Mystic Ray in the 1990s, Ione fell under the spell of the island, decided to stay and started working as a teacher at a local Montessori primary school. In Jamaica she also met Max Edwards, former drummer with, among others, Zap Pow and Soul Syndicate, fell in love and together performed as the formation Tengeh for a while. The couple eventually relocated to Europe and even lived in Maastricht for a while, but after their relationship ran aground, Ione returned to the US where she started pursuing a solo career. On 'Inna Word', Ione alternates between conscious tracks like 'Walk Away', a combination tune with Jah-Know Wright, a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Arizona whose voice bears some resemblance to that of Michael Rose, 'Bank On Jah' featuring young Trinidadian artist Jah Mender, or 'They Say', an all-female combination with Empress Freedom, in which the duo questions what you still can or should believe these days, more spiritual songs like 'Nature's Medication', a duet with Lafayette, Colorado based dub poet Ras Marcus Benjamin over the Mean Girl riddim, or title track 'Inna Word', in which she talks about the power of the word, and even a dash of lovers rock with 'Show Me' featuring Fyah Wyah, a Jamaican from Montego Bay who relocated to Pittsburgh. Ione summarizes her musical mission as follows: "Music is the ultimate way to share messages of hope, unity and love. Although we are not the same, we are always equal! The vehicle of reggae music is the most joyful way to express this.". Successful solo debut by a seasoned singer who has clearly mastered the tricks of the trade.