Táta Vega is preparing for a Spirited performance…
The 62-year-old part-Puerto Rican and Dominican American singer, one of the stars of the documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom, will perform at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Vega, Darlene Love, Judith Hill and Merry Clayton are profiled in the Oscar-nominated Radius-TWC doc, which takes a look at the lives of several of the music industry’s greatest backup singers.
Director Morgan Neville’s Twenty Feet From Stardom is nominated for a Spirit Award in the Best Documentary category.
The film also made the cut as one of the five nominees for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.
Currently the No. 1 documentary on iTunes, the film continues to build momentum as the culmination of awards season approaches.
Vega and the gang’s appearance will be the only musical performance at the ceremony, which will be hosted by Patton Oswalt.
The Spirit Awards will be handed out on March 1, 2014 during a daytime luncheon in Santa Monica and broadcast later that evening at 10 PM on IFC.
As of late 2013, Vega has been touring with Elton John in the United States as “one of the girls” singing backup and counterpoint on his The Diving Board tour.