Seun Kuti, the Afrobeat singer, and son of the late legend, Fela Kuti, will be 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.

A statement on the Grammys’ website read: “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.

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.’”

Formerly referred to as the GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony, the Premiere Ceremony will take place at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, February 8, 2015, and will present the first Grammy Awards of the day in approximately 70–73 categories.

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