Awardwinning Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti is billed to perform at the 61st Grammy Awards set to hold on Sunday, February 10 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, U.S.
Seun Kuti, son of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti will be performing at the Grammy Premiere Ceremony alongside Malian singer/songwriter, Fatoumata Diawara.
Recall that Seun Kuti and his Egypt 80 band were nominated in the Best World Music Album category for the album “Black Times”.
A statement published on the Grammys website reads, “The 61st Grammy Awards will start off with sizzle as the lineup for the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony has been revealed, led by Mr. Bombastic himself, Grammy winner and current nominee, Shaggy, as host.
The prelude to music’s biggest night will also feature performances by current nominated singer/songwriter Snatam Kaur, trumpeter Craig Morris and dance duo Sofi Tukker.
Nigerian Afrobeat artist Seun Kuti and Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara will also perform together, and Ángela Aguilar, Aida Cuevas and Natalia Lafourcade will unite for the first time ever to perform “La Llorona,” a Mexican folkloric classic all three artists have recorded during their career.
All of the premiere ceremony performers and the host are nominated this year, as are most of the presenters. Kuti & Egypt 80 are nominated for Best World Music Album for ‘Black Times“.
Seun’s brother, Femi Kuti has been nominated for the Grammys in the World Music category four times. Although he has never won any, expectations remain high for Seun.
The 61st Grammy Awards can be streamed live on the Grammy website.