Beyonce’s Netflix: Homecoming

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Lanie Gatson, Staff Writer

Superstar Beyonce has released a new project on Netflix called “Homecoming,” broadcasting last year’s spectacular Coachella performance.

Along with the release of “Homecoming,” she also released an album titled “Homecoming Live Album” containing all 40 songs from the epic performance.

The film documents her headlining Coachella 2018 performance along with footage and interviews leading up to the event.

Beyonce is the first black woman to headline the festival since Coachella was formed back in 1999. The star was inspired by this and surrounded her set with many quotes by Maya Angelou and other motivational African American women who expressed their power.

“I think the question you are trying to ask is why am I so insisted upon giving out to them the blackness that black power pushing them to identify with black culture. To me we are the most beautiful culture in the world. To get them to be more aware of where they came from, and I will do it by any means necessary,” said Angelou.

Knowles-Carter later explains that she wanted her performance sculpted as such because she wanted to bring culture to Coachella. Becoming the first black woman to headline such an epic event, she wanted to make sure that she left her mark.

Beyonce managed to round up about 200 alumni students from multiple different historically black colleges such as  from Florida A&M University, Tennessee State University, Alabama State University, Prairie View A&M University, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University, Norfolk State University, Bethune-Cookman University, University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University and more.

Accompanied by her husband Jay Z, longtime friends and former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams and Grammy award-winning artist and younger sister, Solange Knowles.

Beyonce was very adamant about involving an all African American cast and crew to help push her vision of this performance to the next level.

Due to her unexpected pregnancy in 2017, which was the year her performance was originally scheduled, she made sure it was an unforgettable experience for all viewers.

Her team practiced nonstop for a total of four months straight along with hard dieting and exercise to prepare for the two-day event.

“What people don’t see is the sacrifice,” Knowles-Carter said. “I would dance and go off to the trailer and breastfeed the babies, and the days I could, I would bring the children,” said Knowles-Carter.

Knowles-Carter is not only the mastermind behind the songwriting but the entire production itself.

Production wise, she had full involvement in major details like stage lighting, monitors, sound equipment and much more.

Beyonce’s deal with Netflix is reportedly worth $60 million.

Netflix has reported signed for three more projects.