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Watch The Trailer For The ‘Lion King’ Remake Coming in 2019

Mind-blowing!

Disney just released the trailer for their 1994 classic Lion King movie. The 2019 reboot will be played by a star-studded cast including James Earl Jones, Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Kani and Seth Rogan, among others.


The trailer shows the iconic scene in which Rafiki presents a young Simba to the animals of the Pride Lands. It shows the monumental shot in which Simba is being lifted above the rock. James Earl Jones can be heard doing the narration as Mufasa in the clip which only last a minute and a half.

The Lion King remake will be directed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau, and scored by Hans Zimmer, who scored the original one. Elton John is also said to be remaking some of his original compositions for the film.

The film is coming on the 19th of July 2019.

Watch the trailer below:

The Lion King Official Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com


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Interview: Buju Banton Is a Lyrical Purveyor of African Truth

A candid conversation with the Jamaican icon about his new album, Upside Down 2020, his influence on afrobeats, and the new generation of dancehall.

Devout fans of reggae music have been longing for new musical offerings from Mark Anthony Myrie, widely-known as the iconic reggae superstar Buju Banton. A shining son of Jamaican soil, with humble beginnings as one of 15 siblings in the close-knit community of Salt Lane, Kingston, the 46-year-old musician is now a legend in his own right.

Buju Banton has 12 albums under his belt, one Grammy Award win for Best Reggae Album, numerous classic hits and a 30-year domination of the industry. His larger-than-life persona, however, is more than just the string of accolades that follow in the shadows of his career. It is his dutiful, authentic style of Caribbean storytelling that has captured the minds and hearts of those who have joined him on this long career ride.

The current socio-economic climate of uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has thrusted onto the world, coupled with the intensified fight against racism throughout the diaspora, have taken centre stage within the last few months. Indubitably, this makes Buju—and by extension, his new album—a timely and familiar voice of reason in a revolution that has called for creative evolution.

With his highly-anticipated album, Upside Down 2020, the stage is set for Gargamel. The title of this latest discography feels nothing short of serendipitous, and with tracks such as "Memories" featuring John Legend and the follow-up dancehall single "Blessed," it's clear that this latest body of work is a rare gem that speaks truth to vision and celebrates our polylithic African heritage in its rich fullness and complexities.

Having had an exclusive listen to some other tracks on the album back in April, our candid one-on-one conversation with Buju Banton journeys through his inspiration, collaboration and direction for Upside Down 2020, African cultural linkages and the next generational wave of dancehall and reggae.

This interview has been shortened and edited for clarity.

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