Black Panther to have a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl



Black Panther quickly became a classic in the world of superhero blockbusters when it was released in 2018, with elements from the critically acclaimed film and even Oscars. Among them is the award-winning score from Ludwig Goransson’s film – and it looks like viewers will soon have the chance to experience it in a whole new way. According to a new report from Variety, the score of Black Panther will be featured in three live-to-picture performances at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The experiment will be performed on September 10, 11 and 12, courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Senegalese singer Baaba Maal and an ensemble of African drummers. The performance will be conducted by Thomas Wilkins, Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

“I was thrilled,” Goransson said of being approached about the project. “What was most important to me was that we had the right players to play this. We have the best orchestra in the world, now let’s go get the African musicians who played on the score.

“[The film] was such a big part of my life, not just my music or my career, ”Goransson continued. “I was so committed, personally and musically, that I moved on to another stage in my life. So, come back to that now, revisit that, it’s going to be heavy. “

Goransson also revealed that he has yet to watch the film since star Chadwick Boseman passed away last year, with the composer indicating that “this is going to be an emotional time.”

Report also confirms Goransson will return to mark 2022 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which began filming earlier this summer.

“I’m starting conceptual ideas and having conversations with Ryan,” Goransson revealed.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever should see the return of Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Angela Bassett as Ramonda and Martin Freeman as Everett Ross. The film will also feature Dominique Thorne’s debut as Riri Williams / Ironheart, who is later set to star in his own Disney + series. Michaela Coel has also been cast for a currently unknown role.

You can find tickets and more information about the Hollywood Bowl’s Black Panther concert here.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to debut in theaters on July 8, 2022.


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