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Super star singer Beyonce has released a new song that featured words in Swahili, a language widely spoken in parts of Eastern Africa.

The soundtrack to Disney’s new version of the Lion King is “steeped in the sounds of Africa”, according to the film company.

The album according to Disney is “produced & curated by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.”

The whole album is “due to be released” on July 19, according to a statement from Disney.

But the single called “Spirit,” which features Swahili words serving as the “soundtrack for The Lion King” has just been released.

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Swahili words

The song begins with “Uishi kwa mda mrefu mfalme,” a voice chants twice, with a deeper voice responding “uishi kwa”. The phrase means: “Long live the king.”

Beyonce then comes in singing the song in English.

“This is sonic cinema,” said Beyoncé who also added that “This is a new experience of storytelling.

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I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound.

It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat.”

The Movie

The Lion King movie portrays the story of a young lion and his travails as he tries to become the king.

The movie is directed by Jon Favreau and journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born.

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival.

Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile.

With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.

Source: Africafeeds.com

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