Amaarae and Tems Sing Tracks for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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The first trailer for Marvel’s new film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which will be released on November 11, has just been released, and it is sure to get your heart racing. 

Now, the Wakanda Forever Prologue EP – composed of three songs – is dropped by the Disney Music Group, featuring Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry” covered by Tems and Santa Fe Klan’s “A Body, A Coffin” and “Soy” covered by Amaarae. 

The three tracks are produced by the film’s composer, Ludwig Göransson.

In a statement, director Ryan Coogler and Göransson explained 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,” it said. 

“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.”

They took pains to accurately represent the music in their film and original artists’ work.

They added, “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.” 

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The statement stressed how the trip improved the “instrumental score and soundtrack” of the film. 

“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 statement concluded.

First Black Panther film

The first Black Panther film’s soundtrack was curated and produced by Kendrick Lamar, featuring SZA, Travis Scott, the Weeknd, Future, James Blake, Swae Lee, and many more. 

In 2019, Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed T’Challa in the first Black Panther and numerous Marvel films, died due to colon cancer. 

Göransson bagged the Best Original Music Score award for his song from the movie.

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