Seun Kuti has been listed among the artists billed to perform at the 61st edition of the Grammys for the premiere ceremony.
Seun Kuti and his Egypt 80 band was nominated in the “Best World Music Album” for “Black Times” category of the awards set to hold on February 10th.
The announcement was made via the Grammys website which stated: The 61st GRAMMY Awards will start off with sizzle as the lineup for the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony has been revealed, led by Mr. Boombastic 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 Morrisand 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.
Congratulations to Seun Kuti and his band!