Beyonce Releases New Visual Album- “Black Is King”

Black is King Scene – Beyonce
Beyonce’s new visual album, “Black Is King” represents and celebrates black people and culture all over the world.
It highlights “the journey of Black families, throughout time” and tells the story of one young king’s journey through betrayal, love and self-identity. Filmed as a companion to her 2019 “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack, “Black Is King” comes amid an increased cultural focus on the Black experience and the treatment of people of the African diaspora, most specifically African Americans.
The singer also made a heart warming post about “Black Is King” on her Instagram post, describing the visual album as a “labor of love”. “The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embarked on a historic journey,” she wrote. “We are all in search of safety and light. Many of us want change. I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books.”

 

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I typically keep comments short and sweet, but I just watched the trailer with my family and I’m excited. 🎶please don’t get me hype🎶🤪 “Black Is King” is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year. I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work that went into this production would serve a greater purpose. The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey. We are all in search of safety and light. Many of us want change. I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books. With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy. I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs. While working on this film, there were moments where I’ve felt overwhelmed, like many others on my creative team, but it was important to create a film that instills pride and knowledge. I only hope that from watching, you leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and resilience of our people. This is a story of how the people left MOST BROKEN have EXTRAORDINARY gifts.❤️✊🏾 Thank you to Blitz, Emmanuel, Ibra, Jenn, Pierre, Dikayl, Kwasi and all the brilliant creatives. Thank you to all at Disney for giving this Black woman the opportunity to tell this story. This experience has been an affirmation of a grander purpose. My only goal is that you watch it with your family and that it gives you pride. Love y’all, B

A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Jun 28, 2020 at 8:06pm PDT

She collaborated with African artists, including Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage and Ghanaian singer-songwriter Shatta Wale, to mention a few. Beyoncé, along with the dance scenes, poetic voiceovers and guest appearances by Kelly Rowland, Lupita N’yongo, Pharrell Williams, Naomi Campbell, Nigerian Singer- Yemi Alade and more illustrate the vast richness of Black artistry. And of course, Jay-Z, her husband was featured. He is seen riding in car at the back seat. There was also a scene where servants waited on him in a palatial estate. Using Disney, a brand that for years has been associated with beautiful White princesses and fairy tales, Beyoncé once again reminds the world of Black greatness in “Black Is King.”
These Clips from the Movie will Blow your Mind !!!

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