The music for Black Panther is something else. A synthesis of big-budget film orchestration and African-inspired instrumentation, it’s as compelling a creation as the film itself. In this featurette, its composer shows the process that gave it birth.
Ludwig Göransson, who has collaborated with Ryan Coogler on all his major films, knew that the only way to write the music for Black Panther was to get help from the source of its images and ideas: Africa. This featurette, courtesy of Genius and Marvel Studios, has Ludwig guide the viewers through his collaboration with Sengalese musician Baaba Maal, his exploration of traditional African sounds, and how all of those influences came together in the track “Wakanda.”
It’s a great watch, and if you haven’t seen Black Panther, it’s just going to get you even more excited for it. Check it out below.