CanaryPod: Topple Uncaged meets… Lutan Fyah

Topple Uncaged meets Lutan Fyah
Steve Topple

THIS PODCAST CONTAINS LANGUAGE AND CONTENT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS EPISODE ARE THE OPINIONS OF THE HOST AND GUESTS.

Welcome to series two of #ToppleUncaged!

Every week, The Canary will be bringing you an innovative podcast for the media landscape; hosted by me, Steve Topple.

In a special episode, I meet one of the most influential reggae artists of the past two decades: Lutan Fyah.

Mr Topple x Lutan Fyah

Lutan is renowned as one of the most groundbreaking acts to emerge in recent times. He is known for his searingly conscious lyrics, vocal prowess and musical ingenuity. Now, he has released another trail blazing record. But this one is a distinct departure from his last album Music Never Dies. The new project is called Longest Livah. As with all Lutan’s work, it is an extremely conscious record, tackling politics, poverty, violence and spirituality. But what’s new is the musical approach. Lutan has diversified from his roots reggae grounding. Longest Livah is a glorious mix of genres, from dancehall to soul via afrobeat and traditional African folk music. It is a remarkable piece of work which may well serve as his seminal project.

So, I caught up with Lutan for the #ToppleUncaged podcast. We discussed Longest Livah, his spirituality, the geopolitical situation in Africa and more.

Enjoy!

Listen on iTunes here.

CanaryPod: #ToppleUncaged meets… Lutan Fyah show notes:

Presented, produced and edited by Steve Topple.

Sound engineering by Gav Pauze.

Longest Livah by Lutan Fyah via Mind Blowing Productions:

Download the Longest Livah album on your preferred platform here.

Follow Lutan on Facebook and Insta.

Read more about Lutan from Pauze Radio and browse its vinyl catalogue of his music.

Follow on Twitter:

Steve Topple @MrTopple; The Canary @TheCanaryUK; Lutan Fyah @lutanfyah1; Nicola Jeffery @NicolaCJeffery; Gav Pauze @PauzeRadio; Rai Star Music @rai_star113

Use the hashtags #ToppleUncaged #CanaryPod

Find out more about Gav Pauze and browse his vinyl store.

Topple Uncaged Theme Music: Lost Souls by Lee Wrizzle.

Perfect Storm by Lutan Fyah via Reggaeville:

Featured image via Steve Topple, Maurice – Wikimedia and Mind Blowing Productions

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