Music writer Jon Burlingame sat down with Ludwig Göransson, the talented composer behind the beautiful, Oscar-winning soundtrack for Black Panther. Göransson spoke about his longtime friendship with director Ryan Coogler, how they met and how they stayed in touch over the years. When Coogler tapped Göransson to compose the soundtrack, he traveled to Senegal in order to work with the incredible musicians who truly embody the regional African sound that would exist in Wakanda.
Veteran music writer Jon Burlingame chats with Oscar-nominated Composer Ludwig Göransson about working with Senegalese singer Baaba Maal his trip to Senegal, Africa to capture the authentic sound that would inspire the music featured in Black Panther.
Recording w/extraordinary Fula flute player Amadou Ba. These melodies would later represent Killmonger’s direct lineage to the continent, as well as the brilliance & mania inside his mind. Ryan Coogler sent this recording to ? @michaelb4jordan as he was preparing for the role pic.twitter.com/mRSSDyB0VR
— Ludwig Goransson (@ludwiggoransson) February 15, 2019