Seun Kuti to perform at this year’s Grammys

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

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

Who is Seun

Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti (born 11 January 1983),commonly known as Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician and the youngest son of legendary afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father’s former band Egypt 80.Seun and his brother Femi are the two commercially successful musical offspring of the late Nigerian afrobeat innovator Fela Kuti.

A statement 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. 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.’”

What You Need to Know About 61st Granny Award

“Music’s biggest night” returns on Sunday, Feb. 10, when the 61st annual Grammy Awards bring together many of the industry’s most respected names for the Recording Academy’s annual celebration of the best music of the year.

What time are the 2019 Grammys? And how to watch

The 2019 Grammys will broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, airing on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The show will be available to stream live online for viewers with participating cable providers, CBS All Access subscriptions (there’s a free one-week trial) or live TV packages through streaming services including YouTube TV and Hulu live TV.

Before the Grammys ceremony begins, CBS’ Grammy Red Carpet Live will broadcast fashion highlights. Time to be announced.

How are the 2019 Grammys different than last year?

This year, the Recording Academy expanded the Grammys’ four major categories (album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist) from five to eight nominees, making room to acknowledge a broader range of artists and genres. The Recording Academy also claims to have made greater efforts this year to diversify its voting body of roughly 12,000, reaching out to women and people of color specifically about becoming new members while requiring longtime members to re-qualify based on recent work.

EDITORIAL COMMENT: congratulates Seun and wishes him a successful experience.

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