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Far East Movement to Perform at Obama's Inauguration Ball

January 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT

Far East Movement at the Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, California on August 18, 2012Credit: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage

Far East Movement at the Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, California on August 18, 2012
Credit: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage

Far East Movement have joined the long line-up of a-list talent who will perform at American President Barack Obama's inaugural celebration events

The Asian-American rappers will join the likes of Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Usher, John Legend, Stevie Wonder and country singer Brad Paisley in Washington at one of the three official parties planned to mark the start of Obama's second term in office, the inaugurla comittee confirm.

Obama's swearing-in ceremony on January 21 is expected to attract over 800,000 partygoers in total. Aside from the two inaugural balls, there will also be a children's concert on the Saturday before.

Other performers include salsa singer Marc AnthonyNick Cannon, pop band fun., John Legend, and members of the cast of the TV show Glee.

In 2010, Far East Movement, who are ProhgressKev Nish, J-Spliff and DJ Virman, released an Obama-inspired single called "For All".

Rapper Nish, 29, said of the track: "We wanted to create an anthem around the inspirational ideals that people around the world are entitled to, no matter your race, religion, sexual preference, political or social views."

The inauguration committee previously announced performers for Obama's swearing-in ceremony. Beyonce will sing the national anthem, while country singer Kelly Clarkson is scheduled to give a rendition of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee".

 

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