Beyoncé's documentary 'Homecoming' is set to storm Netflix soon. Here's what you need to know
'Homecoming' tells the story of Beyoncé's iconic 2018 performace at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Netflix has released the trailer to its collaboration with Beyoncé. Titled 'Homecoming: A film by Beyoncé', the movie will offer a deeper look into Beyoncé's iconic 2018 performance at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The performance was labeled 'iconic' owing to the sheer brilliance on the stage. The amount of star power Jay-Z, Beyoncé's sister Solange, and her former Destiny's Child bandmates and longtime friends, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams brought to the stage at different points throughout the performance was a sight to behold. The trailer is an absolute delight to watch with some never seen before clips of Queen Bey. 'Homecoming' or revisiting Beychella, as some would call it, doubles up as a lesson in black history and inspiring in equal doses as the trailer begins with some clips of Beyoncé's background dancers preparing for the big day, with the voice of the late Maya Angelou is heard saying:
“What I really want to do is be a representative of my race, of the human race. I have a chance to show how kind we can be, how intelligent and generous we can be. I have a chance to teach and to love and to laugh. I know that when I’m finished doing what I’m sent here to do, I will be called home. And I will go home without any fear or trepidation."
'Homecoming' is set to release on Netflix on April 17.
In 2018, Beyoncé became the first black woman to headline Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Her performance there featured an ode to the black college experience and a much-awaited Destiny's Child reunion.
Following the performance, Beyoncé created the Homecoming Scholars Award Program - an initiative that offers scholarships to students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) for study in various fields - awarding a $25,000 scholarship to four students at participating HBCUs.
So far, going by the trailer, the documentary features Beyoncé, her husband Jay-Z, daughter Blue Ivy, and their one-year-old twins Rumi and Sir.
The official synopsis on Netflix says, "This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to a cultural movement." The barely two-minute long trailer gives us an insight into behind-the-scenes at the very intense dance rehearsals, the musical diva in her humane self, intimate moments with her family and even a clip of her daughter Blue Ivy rehearsing the choreography before the 2018 performance.
Where to watch
'Homecoming' is available for viewers on Netflix.
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