These are interesting times for Nigerian music as Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti has been confirmed to perform at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
After the widespread news about his nomination at the Grammys, son of Afrobeat legend, Seun Kuti would be performing during the awards ceremony. Earlier his album ‘Black Times’ was nominated in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category.
He would be performing together with Malian singer/songwriter, Fatoumata Diawara. This was announced in an official statement by the Grammys organizers.
“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.’”