5iveMusic is very proud to announce that Seun Kuti and his Egypt 80 band have been nominated for a Grammy for the first time for their album ‘Black Times’. Released during Spring 2018, the album cemented Seun’s status as the modern day torch-bearer for Afrobeat, exploring themes around black identity, political corruption and the need for a new generation of revolutionaries. The title track featured a guest appearance by guitar legend Carlos Santana.
“A call for historical memory and present-day truth and progress. Grooves built of little moving parts and staggering syncopations” New York Times
“A smartly distilled primer on the power of Afrobeat” Pitchfork
“A fresh vibrant sound which still evokes the same messages that flowed passionately from his father’s music to his very own.” The VoiceFela’s youngest son inherited Egypt 80 from his father in 1997 and keeps alive its joyously angry spirit.” The Wire
The Grammy Awards ceremony take place on 10th February 2019 at the Staple Center in Los Angeles.