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May 9, 2014
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Lutan Fyah to play ball with Malouda

Florent Malouda bites his Champions League winners' medal after last year's victory in Munich, Germany. - File

Lutan Fyah - File

Rastafarian firebrand Lutan Fyah will travel to Suriname on May 24 to play football for charity.

He has been invited to play football alongside a special invitational XI organised by Florent Malouda to raise money for charity in the country of Suriname.

"I think he's gonna invite a couple of French nationals to play as well, and Wyclef Jean will also be there. And I leave to the World Cup next door in Brazil,"said Lutan Fyah, who played football at the club level for Constant Spring Football club.

Malouda isa French professional footballer who plays for Trabzonspor as a left winger. Once a prominent figure for Chelsea, Malouda has represented Les Bleus in two World Cups and two European Championships.

"I will perform after the game, plus we'll be doing some recording work in Malouda's state-of-the-art studio in French Guiana," Lutan Fyah said. OnJune 14, he will be performing alongside Sizzla in French Guiana on the border of Suriname.

Lutan Fyah's 10th studio album, Life of a King, was released in September 2013. He toured Europe extensively earlier this year to promote this album. He is booked for 16 reggae festivals for the rest of the year, but Lutan decries the inequity in how European reggae and Jamaican reggae are dealt with by promoters on that continent.

"Europe has hundreds of festivals, and when you go there, only 10 per cent of the artistes are Jamaicans. When you go to Europe as big reggae artiste, you are not even given a night line in most cases, you are often crammed in small buses while the European artistes are given huge buses and [are] allowed to travel with their entire band," he said.

Lutan Fyah is working on a new album dubbed Get Rid a di Wicked with Bread Back Productions, Tashai Music Productions and VP records.

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