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Beyoncé has set the bar very high with his project “Black Is King”. A musical film that has something to stir up controversy on the web…
Beyoncé announces the color : ” Black Is King “, Black is King. This is from his new musical work. A project rather controversy that distracts users… MCE TV tells you everything from A to Z.
Musical journey imminent : Beyoncé, the queen of pop is preparing to unveiled a project off the beaten track. An album musical and visual, unheard of in sum.
To do this, Queen B has therefore made the pair with Disney+, the streaming platform, studios Mickey. And it is not the first time that it joined the giant.
In fact, Beyoncé had earlier lent his voice to Nala, in the live-action the Lion King. Then, it had launched its anthology ” The Lion King: The Gift “.
This time, the mother of Blue Ivy has put together a new album at the border between music and video. A way of placing himself as a spokesperson of the community after the black diaspora.
In France, Canal+ will release the film as an exclusive for its subscribers. See you then tomorrow, Saturday, 1st August, to discover ” Black is King “ in front-first.
If his intentions seem laudable, it does not meet that of the followers. Why Beyoncé, the author of this large-scale project, entitled ” Black is King “, is under the fire of criticism ? MCE TV decrypts.
“Black is King “: a trailer that does not have unanimous support
Beyoncé has very strong birth of this new baby. In any case, it shows high ambitions and judging by its trailer.
She and Disney we teasent therefore, a project high in color. Its trailer, in any case of what to put the water in the mouth of fans of the performer of ” Lemonade “.
To keep us in suspense, she spends her powerful title ” POWER “, while the images scroll one after the other. We see so many artists, like Kelly Rowland, Naomi Campbell and Lupita’nyong o.
A very ” black power “ in sum, but which does not please everyone. This, despite the outstanding photograph of this album focused both on the visual, the creative and the musical.
His detractors, as his followers, he found many grievances on the merits, more than on the form. This, before even seeing the content.
Some see in ” Black is King “ a sort ofAfrica too romanticized, too ” wakandesque” , mixed with an atmosphere of pre-colonial stirs up memories bitter.
Like for example the rantings around the identity of Queen B… yes, earlier, Beyoncé was accused of not being black, and take ownership of a culture that is not hers !
This film, which tends to reverse the steam on the colonial past of Africa, so does not get good press…
“Black is King” Beyoncé: portrait of an Africa that is too fictional ?
The fans are unanimous : despite the controversy, the message is loud and at the height of what Beyoncé has a habit of giving. A project of avant-garde and committed, all in all.
It takes place in any case as a tribute to the black culture and the african identity. A commitment utopian and that does not please really to everyone.
His project fits primarily in an artistic approach and repair to Blacks from the african diaspora. In a press release from Disney, one learns more about the plot of this album vent.
It is the initiatory quest of a kind of Lion King modern human and, ” faced with the betrayal, the love, and the search for identity “. All in a vibe very afro-futuristic, which echoes in Wakanda, this imaginary country, in Black Panther.
On Twitter, Jade Bentil, an afro-feminist accuses Beyoncé of use of ” tropisms, and symbolic repeated “ to make the promo of ” capitalism black “.
It also denounces, as Judicaelle Ms., another activist, a kind of homogenization of Africa. ” People consider Africa as a single country “, said the second.
“Beyoncé talks about a whole continent as a single large family group, and it doesn’t make sense “, she continued. It is to forget all the nuances, ethnic groups, and the 54 countries that comprise it.
Beyoncé, an idol constantly in controversy
“Black is King “ is a project set up from A to Z by Beyoncé. In addition to the reasons mentioned, there is always a degree of mistrust when we speak of the singer.
Although she put in before the ” Black Power “, we accused him for years of surfing on this trend for his own benefit. It does not date, therefore not of yesterday.
Apart from the frenzy around its supposed Italian origins, Beyoncé would also, according to his critics, the apology of the ” racism anti-white “… it is what it is !
From the outset, they put the finger on the fact that the relations of domination are reversed in his feature film. The Black presence in the film represent an elite in the face of the Europeans.
One of them will be the same the butler of a middle class african, all in a decor very colonial. Therefore, we see that we are dealing with a bad faith, and a justice at two weights, two measures.
A european aristocracy uses butlers blacks in a historical film does not shock. Having said this, when the opposite is true in a world of fiction, the Canvas gets angry and does this go on for a racism reversed.
Whatever Beyonce does, she always returns in the controversy. Yet, through his artistic work, one perceives the intention of the sister Solange : offend the spirits, the better to raise awareness.
You love them or that you don’t like it, B has the merit to highlight the black culture, despite the side eye-catching and seller. It provides in any case a whole new mythology to the african diaspora and a new sound of a bell.