Following the release of the trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the Wakanda Forever Prologue EP. The new EP features the cover of Bob Marley and Wailers’s “No Women No Cry” single that was performed by Nigerian artist Tems.
The project is directed by Oscar®, Grammy®, and Emmy®-winning composer Ludwig Göransson and includes the songs “Soy” by Mexican rapper Santa Fe Klan and “A Body, A Coffin” by Ghanaian musician Amaarae.
Ryan Coogler and Göransson shared, “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 new film arrives in theaters on Nov. 11, 2022. You can see the teaser trailer below.