Warning: Use of undefined constant REQUEST_URI - assumed 'REQUEST_URI' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/bicsh5fhczbp/public_html/BRIDGEAFRICA24.COM/wp-content/themes/saxon/functions.php on line 73
Beyonce releases song featuring Swahili words - Bridge Africa 24
Culture

Beyonce releases song featuring Swahili words

The next album to feature and be produced by Beyonce, the soundtrack to Disney’s new version of the Lion King, will be “steeped in the sounds of Africa”, according to the film company.

The first single – Beyonce’s Spirit – was released just a few hours ago and the first words you hear are in Swahili.

“Uishi kwa muda mrefu mfalme,” a voice chants twice, with a deeper voice responding “uishi kwa“.The phrase means: “Long live the king.” In English Beyonce sings:

Rise up to the light in the sky, yeah

Watch the light lift your heart up

Burn your flame through the night

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

Disney says the full album, The Lion King: The Gift, will be released in nine days coinciding with the global release of the film.

It’s set to feature the work of African producers according to Beyonce, who is quoted in a statement.

Related posts
CultureGhanaWest Africa

Ghanaian journalist raises $9,000 for 'hole in heart' girl

CultureNewsNigeriaWest Africa

Benin Bronze cockerel to be repatriated from Cambridge University's Jesus College

CountriesCultureEntertainmentNews

African music celebrated again through Grammy nominations: Burna Boy, Trevor Noah, Nipsey Hussle, Angelique Kidjo

CultureNewsNigeriaSocietiesWest Africa

Burna Boy to donate earnings from South Africa anti-xenophobia concert to attack victims

Sign up for our Newsletter and
stay informed

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *