Lutan Fyah – reggae portrait / Jamaica


There is a special place in my heart for the music of Lutan Fyah. The lyrics and message is a positive conscious one. It gives hope while at the same time criticizing some things that are really messed up in this world. Babylon is a mess and we need good hearts to balance out the wickedness.

Lutan Fyah (Anthony Martin) was born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine parish, Jamaica in 1975 and his grandfather used to run a soundsystem so he grew up with people like Dennis Brown visiting his home. He was also a professional soccer player after high school but gave it up for his music career in 1999. International fame took off in 2001 when Jah Mason (one of my all time favorites) offered him a spot accompanying him on his world tour. Lutan is a very active musician and has produced hundreds of tunes (Check out my Spotify playlist with some 350 tunes: Lutan Fyah (available in  Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, GermanySwitzerland, Sweden, Spain, USA, France, Holland, Norway, United Kingdom and Finland – more countries coming)

Discography (if it’s blue it is on Spotify)

Read more about this great artist at his MySpace

Lutan Fyah brings some strong messages but is also an artist that can really sing. These tunes might come out in a sweet laid back tone but I tell you it is worth go see him live when he takes them to another stepped up level.

Just loosing a little friend makes me think about what is important in life. Please listen to the lyrics to Our World (Supreeme ridim)

This is our world so lets take the time and protect what we have

Things will be better if we live in love

We got so much things to be thankful for

Too much suffering kids

Right now there is too much suffering kids strets today

and we must try to find a better way

Leaders the get caught up in a verbal war


Screaming for the poor (triumphant ridim)

nuff youts walk di streets confuse and perplex
they never know what coming up next 

i have heard screaming from the poor
1-1-9 alert living in a state of emergency

You can do it

don’t let them push you to the ends

just believe in yourself

don’t let the system get to your head

just believe in yourself

They say life is kinda’ painful

but surely I know I will endure

What a woe (live wire ridim)

Its a world wide crises …

children dying every day while the leaders hide,

for the people they’ve got no love …

innocent die for what they don’t know

Babylon them are the biggest terrorist

Is this the way they want us to live


Be real

you can only be real

don’t be lying to yourself …

Ungrateful (cardiac bass ridim) 2010

Don’t be ungrateful
Jah love for you is kind
Even though you trod it through test of time
Walk straight and be wise

Mi seh nothing don’t come easy

Life is unpredictable

You betta protect your life

an keep youself outta trouble

Everyday you working hard and sometimes you fail

Remember failure is a way to prevail

Keep on striving

Conquer your fear

The most high is always there

It no pretty out deh’
Inna everything just improvise
Give thanks for the likkle Jah provide
Take what is rightfully yours, without compromise
Di world is fulla tricks and bribe
What nuh concern you –
Just leave it
And what is for Ceasar – 
Mek him keep it
Your skills and your talent is your best kept secret
Use it, nah lose it, believe it”

….

Don’t be greedy or try to rape mother earth …

Nuh talk

People need food

put your money where your mouth is

no more false promises

Rasta still deh bout

Righteousness I man a preach

The system (Stronga ridim)

the system is all over me

but i stand for my equal rights

Work for what you want

Long road

End of days 

the world is in trouble

people are suffering

Stress free

stop the tendency to complain…

I learned my very lessons from my aches and pain

When mi rise it (Crystal Woman ridim)

No more war

Poverty (sufferah ridim)

St. Jago de la Vega

No more money red eye

no more negative

Never stop hail Rastafari

Jail

Save the juvenile

LOVE!

Come over

Woman of principle

Little voice

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About Rasta teacher

The two most important things in life are love and music. I would almost say that they are the same; love is life and life is music. Perfect love!
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3 Responses to Lutan Fyah – reggae portrait / Jamaica

  1. xandimusic says:

    Oh, a long and great list of songs. Thanks Ras!!!!

  2. Pingback: Dub Akom / France | A World of Reggae

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