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Seun Kuti To To Perform at Grammys


Seun Kuti To To Perform at Grammys

Seun Kuti Set To To Perform at Grammys<br />

Seun Kuti, son of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti has been listed as one of the performers at the 61st Grammy Awards premiere ceremony.

This makes him the first Nigerian ever to perform at the prestigious music award ceremony’s premiere ceremony where the first GRAMMY Awards of the day will be handed out.

Kuti who was also nominated for Best World Music Album will perform with Malian singer/songwriter, Fatoumata Diawara, at the award’s Premiere Ceremony on February 10.

This was contained in a statement on the Grammys’ website, published on Thursday.

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The statement 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. 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.

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“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.’”

Ángela Aguilar, Aida Cuevas,  Natalia Lafourcade, Snatam Kaur, Craig Morris and Sofi Tukker are other performers that will perform at the prelude to Music’s Biggest Night.

This year’s event will be hosted by 15-time GRAMMY winner and R&B legend Alicia Keys. Keys, 37 will be hosting the prestigious award airing on Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS.
This will be the first time the mother of 2 will be master of ceremonies for Music’s Biggest Night.

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