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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Releases Prologue EP: Look + Listen

Ahead of the highly anticipated Black Panther sequel, the Wakanda Forever Prologue EP was released Monday (7.25) courtesy of Hollywood Records and Marvel Music.

The Extended Play collection features the Tems‘ cover of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “No Woman No Cry,” “A Body, A Coffin” by Afropop singer Amaarae and “Soy” by Mexican hip-hop artist Santa Fe Klan.

The Tems’ single was initially introduced when mixed in with Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” during the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever teaser that was released over the weekend during San Diego Comic-Con. Scheduled for for theatrical release on 11.11.22, the movie sequel features Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke and others reprising their roles from the 2018 superhero movie as well as new actors Michaela Coel and Tenoch Huerta.

Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy-winning composer Ludwig Göransson produced the project after having worked on the Black Panther soundtrack (alongside Lamar,) which included songs from The Weeknd, SZA, Vince Staples, Travis Scott, Jorja Smith and more.

In an official press release about the project, Göransson and film director Ryan Cogler stated:

“This Prologue is an aural first glimpse of Wakanda Forever. The sound world for the film began with extended trips to Mexico and Nigeria,” “We spent our days working with traditional musicians who educated us about the cultural, social and historical contexts of their music. We built a catalogue of instrumental and vocal recordings with them that explored both traditional and non-traditional uses of their musical material. During the nights on these trips, we had recording sessions with contemporary artists who were akin to the characters and thematic material explored in the film. Using the script as a blueprint, along with the recordings from the traditional musicians, we began to build a musical vocabulary for the characters, storylines and cultures. The instrumental score and soundtrack for Wakanda Foreverboth organically grew from these sessions and workshops. They are conceived together as a singular entity to create an immersive and enveloping sound world for the film.”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will arrive two years after Black Panther lead actor Chadwick Boseman’s death following a private years-long battle with colon cancer.

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Author: Saul Goode

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