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Following Saturday's unveiling of the first look at Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at San Diego Comic-Con, Disney has released the Wakanda Forever Prologue EP, showcasing Tems' powerful rendition of "No Woman, No Cry," as heard in the film's trailer.

Produced entirely by Oscar-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning composer Ludwig Göransson, the extended-player also features “A Body, A Coffin,” performed by Ghanaian artist Amaarae and “Soy” by Mexican rapper Santa Fe Klan.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever producer/director Ryan Coogler and Göransson said in a joint statement, “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 catalog of instrumental and vocal recordings with them that explored both traditional and nontraditional 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.”

Watch the visualizer below.


1. “No Woman, No Cry,” performed by Tems; written by Vincent Ford
2. “A Body, A Coffin,” performed by Amaarae; written by Ama "Amaarae" Serwah Genfi, Ludwig Göransson, Joel Mason "Maesu" Tanner, Kwame "KZ" Kwei-Armah Jr. and Jephte "Kyu" Steed Baloki
3. “Soy,” performed by Santa Fe Klan; written by Ludwig Göransson and Angel Quezada