Seun Kuti, the Afrobeat maestro and son of the legendary Fela Kuti has been listed as one of the performers at the 61st Grammy Awards.
Seun and his band, Egypt 80, are nominees for the Best World Music Album category for their album ‘Black Times,’ will perform with Malian singer/songwriter, Fatoumata Diawara, at the award’s Premiere Ceremony on February 10, where awards would be given out in more than 70 categories.
“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.”
The Grammys noted that the award ceremony would be streamed live internationally on its website from 12:30 pm (Pacific Time).
It added, “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.’”