Afro beat singer and youngest son of the legendary Fela Kuti is set to perform at the 61st Grammy Awards on the 10th of February
He was nominated alongside his father’s band which he now leads; Egypt 80 for the award of Best World Music Album for BLACK TIMES
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 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 Kuti alongside Egypt 80 have been doing an amazing work and a whole lot of impact in the music industry both locally and internationally. Lets not forget that they performed at Coachella in 2012