The Marvel movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which recently debuted its first teaser, will be released on November 11. The Disney Music Group just published the Wakanda Forever Prologue EP, a three-song collection. It includes Santa Fe Klan’s “Soy,” Amaarae’s “A Body, A Coffin,” and Tems‘ rendition of Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry.” Ludwig Göransson, the movie’s composer, is responsible for creating the three songs. Click here to hear.
SZA, Travis Scott, the Weeknd, Future, James Blake, Swae Lee, and other artists were featured on the soundtrack for the first Black Panther movie, which was handpicked and produced by Kendrick Lamar. In Black Panther and other Marvel movies, Chadwick Boseman played T’Challa. He passed away in 2019. For his score from the movie, Göransson was awarded Best Original Music Score.
The film’s director Ryan Coogler and Göransson release a statement explaining the EP.
“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 Forever both 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.”
The mythical African nation of Wakanda, which serves as the basis for the Black Panther film series, holds special emotive and cultural significance for Africans and people of color everywhere.