Black Panther in Concert
You’re all invited to experience the European Premiere of Black Panther in Concert as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Films in Concert series.
With the Chineke! Orchestra and special guest, Massamba Diop, talking Drum soloist, who performed on the original score, this show is set to be a huge spectacle!
Marvel’s Black Panther quickly became a global and cultural sensation, presenting a new dimension of what SuperHero films could be.
Both Black Panther films received numerous awards and nominations, relating to the film’s production, direction, screenplay, costumes and soundtrack.
In the first Black Panther, after the death of T’Challa’s father, he returns home to Wakanda to take his place as king.
However Killmonger, an unexpected rival reappears & challenges T’Challa in becoming Wakanda’s rightful king. This causes huge conflict, and places the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.
Then in the second film, titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, we learn about the legendary King T’Challa’s death.
This leaves behind a broken hearted little sister Shuri, his mother, Queen Ramonda and the Dora Milaje.
But all are suddenly forced to remember the powerful legacy King T’Challa left them and jump straight into action, to protect Wakanda from a group of strong intruders.
The musical aspect of the Black Panther series plays a huge role in the film’s storytelling and now you’ve all got the chance to enjoy these sounds performed by a highly talented group of musicians!
The Chineke! Foundation was founded by Chi Chi Nwanoku CBE, to provide career opportunities for young black/ethnically diverse classical musicians across the UK and Europe.
The mission for Chineke! Orchestra is to ‘champion change and celebrate diversity in classical music.’
Before Massamba Diop was chosen to play a spotlight feature on the Black Panther soundtrack, he was already seen as one of the masters of the tama (‘talking’ drum).
He has recorded and performed with artists like James Brown and Mumford & Sons.
So to see these incredible musicians perform live, book those tickets and prepare to be immersed in stunning music.
See you there!
Written by Tia Hoggar