Lutan Fyah

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Lutan Fyah
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Lutan Fyah at the 2009 Uppsala Reggae Festival, Sweden
Background information
Birth name Anthony Martin
Born December 1975
Spanish Town, Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
Genres Reggae
Years active 1999–present
Labels Various

Anthony Martin (born December 1975), better known as Lutan Fyah, is a Jamaican musician, singer, and member of the Rastafari movement Bobo Shanti.

Background[edit]

Born in Spanish Town, Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica, Lutan Fyah, sometimes credited as Lute and Fyah, started his musical career in 1999, after having spent some time as a professional football player.[1][2] He recorded his first songs for Buju Banton's Gargamel Records.[1] His first two albums were released by Lustre Kings and Minor 7 Flat 5, the latter of which included Fyah as guest artist on albums by Turbulence and Luciano.

Fyah also released several singles on various label from Jamaica, United States and the UK, and has also covered Dr. Dre songs and The Fugees. He has appeared on many compilation albums and featured in many other artists song 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 performed several times at the Uppsala Reggae Festival.

His tenth studio album, Life of a King, was released in September 2013, and was followed by European and African tours.[3][4] A concert from December 2013 to celebrate his birthday, featuring guests including Chezidek, Jah Mason, Fantan Mojah, Jah Cure, Gyptian, Sizzla, Ninjaman, and Popcaan, was recorded for DVD release.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • Dem No Know Demself (2004), Minor 7 Flat 5
  • Time & Place (2005), Lustre Kings
  • Phantom War (2006), Greensleeves
  • Healthy Lifestyle (2006), VP
  • You Bring Blessings, (2007), Cousins
  • African Be Proud (2009), Rastar
  • Africa (2009), Continental Record Services
  • Justice (2009), Philadub
  • The King's Son (2009), In the Streetz Music
  • A New Day (2011), Starplayer
  • Truly (2012), One Drop
  • Life of a King (2013), Grillaras
  • Get Rid A Di Wicked (2014), Bread Back
Live albums
  • Live in San Francisco (2009), 2B1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jeffries, David "Lutan Fyah Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved 26 December 2013
  2. ^ Lutan Fyah
  3. ^ "Lutan Fyah's bash tonight", Jamaica Observer, 7 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013
  4. ^ a b "Lutan Fyah Brings Out A Galaxy Of Stars - Birthday Party To Be Produced On DVD", Jamaica Gleaner, 26 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013