Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé is coming to Netflix on April 17
Netflix’s Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé goes behind the scenes of one of the most iconic performances in 2018; Beychella.Last year, like many years, lots of important and iconic things happened on the music scenes. One of these events was Beyonce headlining Coachella as the first African-American female to do so. The crowd was crazy, social media went wild and the two hour performance of 26 songs on April 14, 2018 made history even transforming the event’s name to Beychella. The show was not only critically acclaimed but also described as “epic,” “iconic” and “historic,” like most of what Queen Bey does.
After some teasers over the weekend and a trailer which recently dropped we now know that the unforgettable Beyoncé’s Coachella performance is documented and will be available to stream on Netflix starting April 17th. The internet is buzzing with excitement and anticipation of the new Netflix special.
Titled Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé; the 2 hour and seventeen minute Netflix exclusive documentary promises an “in-depth look at Beyoncé’s celebrated 2018 Coachella performance” and “reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.”
This documentary will take us behind the scenes to see the preparation Beyoncé put into executing her vision of that killer performance at #Beychella. It promises to be “inspiring” and we’re feeling it.
The trailer features the voice of Maya Angelou and starts showing Beyoncé standing so grand in the shower of sparkles as we hear Maya Angelou in the background saying that she really wants to be “a representative of my race… of the human race.” The speech is taken from one of her last interviews;
“I have a chance to show how kind we can be. How intelligent and generous we can be. I have a chance to teach, to love and to laugh. I know that when I finish doing what I’m sent here to do I will be called home and I will go home without any fear, trepidation, wondering what’s going to happen.”
Visual-wise, different glimpses from the actual film are shown as the interviewer asks Maya what advice would she have for this generation.
“Tell the truth, to yourself first, and to the children.”
The clip goes on into a powerful feed of images from the iconic performance and certainly leaves us wanting for more. Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé premiers on April 17, so let the countdown begin!
This entry was written by Rita Elhajj and edited by Elige Abou Youness for Virgin Radio Lebanon and Laughing Might Help.