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October 26, 2012
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Lutan Fyah delivers spiritually charged performance

Lutan Fyah. - File

Rastafarian firebrand Lutan Fyah headlined 'Rebels in the Garden' last week at Hope Gardens, delivering a spiritually charged 45-minute performance.

"It was a small venue, the vibe was easy going with mostly rasta young people and elders. I rehearsed to do five songs but, after the vibe of the people, I had to draw fi di kete drum and continue with music, and den I take time out to introduce my audience to my foundation, YUF," he said.

Lutan Fyah was backed by the Zinc Fence band.

"It was a great show. I performed for 45 minutes. I want to big up all my artiste bredrin dem who came out to support mi, artistes like Kabaka Pyramind, Chronixx, Exco Levi and Mark Wonder."

The deejay has been generating a major buzz with his latest single, 18 And Over, a single that urges men to desist from having sexual relations with girls who are under the age of consent.

"With the alarming number of carnal abuse cases which have been reported in the media, I felt that I needed to make a song urging males to make better choices. In our society, di yutes dem need to be presented with choices and taught the right way. There are a lot of unreported cases of carnal abuse and rape out there, and we need to help the authorities to protect the innocence of young girls," Lutan said.

Lutan's latest video, Don't Mek Your Mama Bawl, is generating great rotation on CVM, RE, HYPE and MD TV, even as the socially conscious entertainer has launched his Youth Upliftment Foundation. He is attempting to reach out to youths, to show them they have more choice than they think, and can reject gang violence and crime and become productive members of society.

Lutan Fyah started his musical career in 1999, after having spent some time as a football player, and recorded his first songs for Buju Banton's Gargamel Records.

His first two albums were released by Lustre Kings and Minor 7 Flat 5, the latter of which included Fyah as guest artiste on albums by Turbulence and Luciano.

Fyah also released singles on various labels from Jamaica, the United States and the UK, and has also covered Dr Dre songs and The Fugees. He has appeared on compilation albums and featured in other artistes releases. In 2009, Dubstep artist Rusko released Babylon Volume 2 including the track Sound Guy Is My Target, featuring Fyah.

Fyah has voiced a number of singles for Jah Warrior including Never Surrender My Faith, Let Righteousness Be Your Guide, Jah Is Living featuring Khalilah Rose and Crab Inna Barrel. Fyah has also performed at the Uppsala Reggae Festival. He will be heading off to Europe in November to perform in a number of countries on that continent.

He is known for local hits, Save The Juveniles and St Jago de La Vega.

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