“Voices Rising: The Music of Wakanda Forever” is now streaming on Disney+. The first of three episodes arrives on February 28 on Disney+, with two more episodes in the following weeks.
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Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Göransson and director Ryan Coogler collaborated with musicians and artists from across the globe to craft the score for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, one of the most anticipated sequels in modern movie history. Now, a brand new three-part series will take viewers behind the music of the blockbuster film with Voices Rising: The Music of Wakanda Forever, streaming exclusively on Disney+.
The three-episode series showcases how this extraordinary team pushed the boundaries of what a Hollywood score and soundtrack can be, creating an immersive, moving experience in the process. Voices in the series include: Göransson, Coogler, Fireboy DML, Bloody Civilian, Busiswa, Foudeqush, Vivir Quintana, Mare Advertencia, Jorja Smith, Burna Boy, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright and Tenoch Huerta.
Episode 1: “Nigeria: Past is Present”
Director Ryan Coogler and composer Ludwig Göransson work together in Lagos, Nigeria, which is at the center of a rapidly growing, dynamic musical scene. Focusing on the themes of past versus present and technology versus tradition, Göransson starts each recording day working with traditional musicians and ends the day working with modern recording artists, including Fireboy DML, Bloody Civilian, and Busiswa. Streaming on Ferbuary 28.
Episode 2: “Mexico: Con La Brisa:
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” introduced audiences to Namor, ruler of an underwater civilization descended from an ancient Mayan community. The character provided a new cultural experience that called for a new sound. Composer Ludwig Göransson collaborates with a wide range of Mexican musicians, including a veteran musicologist, Mayan rappers from the Yucatán peninsula, and bold new female singers like Foudeqush, Vivir Quintana, and Mare Advertencia. The episode also features Tenoch Huerta Meijía, who plays Namor, as he hears the music for the first time. Streaming on March 7.
Episode 3: “London: Bring It Home”
London’s Abbey Road is one of the most iconic recording studios in the world. Late in the summer of 2022, an international team of musicians and engineers led by Ludwig Göransson descend on the studio for 10 days to record the score for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Göransson works with modern recording artists like Jorja Smith and Burna Boy, putting the finishing touches on the score and soundtrack. The episode also features Letitia Wright, who reflects on the score and its role in the film’s extraordinary reception. Streaming on March 14.