Marvel reveals the prologue of “Black Pather: Wakanda Forever”
After the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer at San Diego Comic-Con this Saturday, Marvel Studios just released the Wakanda Forever Prologue PE.
Listen on your favorite music service or experience the songs in stunning visualizations:
The most important song of the EP is the incredibly powerful cover of “No Woman No Cry” by Bob Marley and the Wailers, performed by Nigerian artist Tems.
The project is produced by Oscar®, GRAMMY® and Emmy®-winning composer Ludwig Göransson, and also includes “A Body, A Coffin” performed by Ghanaian artist Amaarae and “Soy” by Mexican rapper Santa Fe Klan.
The official tracklist is as follows:
- “No woman No Cry” – Directed by Tems; Written by Vincent Ford
- “One body, one coffin” – Performed by Amaarae; Written by Ama “Amaarae” Serwah Genfi, Ludwig Göransson, Joel Mason “Maesu” Tanner, Kwame “KZ” Kwei-Armah Jr., and Jephte “Kyu” Steed Baloki
- “Soy” – Performed by Santa Fe Klan; Written by Ludwig Göransson and Angel Quezada
It is unknown if more songs will be added before the film’s release.
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To top off the EP release, Ryan Coogler and the Oscar winner Goransson explained their inspiration behind the music for this film:
“This prologue is a first sound preview of Wakanda Forever. The sound world of the film began with long trips to Mexico and Nigeria. We spent our days working with traditional musicians who educated us on the cultural, social and historical contexts of their music. We built with them a catalog of instrumental and vocal recordings that explored traditional and non-traditional uses of their musical material. During the nights of these trips, we had recording sessions with contemporary artists who related to the characters and the thematic material explored in the film. Using the script as a model, along with the recordings of traditional musicians, we began to build a musical vocabulary for characters, stories and cultures. Both the instrumental score and the soundtrack of Wakanda Forever are from these sessions and workshops. They are thought together as a singular entity to create an immersive and enveloping sound universe for the film.
Ryan Coogler will once again direct the feature with the return of the film’s main cast. Besides Wright, confirmed cast include Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, and Martin Freeman as Everett Ross. The film will mark Dominique Thorne’s debut as the character. RiRi Williams aka Ironheart.
Previous reports had listed Daniel Kaluuya as one of the returning cast members. It is unknown if his character will be revisited in the various Wakanda spin-offs in development.
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The official synopsis is as follows:
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever follows Queen Ramonda (Bassett), Shuri (Wright), M’Baku Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) as they fight to protect their nation from the powers world stakeholders in the aftermath of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must unite with the help of War Dog Nakia (Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Freeman) and chart a new course for the kingdom of Wakanda.
The film hits theaters on November 11, 2022.
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