Black Entertainment : Beyoncé Celebrates Black Women in Intricate Album-Film

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  1. Liberty

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    The sixth studio album shows a growing musical range by Beyonce, who performs one song with simple acoustic guitar, but elsewhere goes into hip-hop and electronica (AFP Photo/Robyn Beck)

    New York (AFP) - Pop superstar Beyonce released a musically diverse new album in the form of a film as she paid a bold tribute to the perseverance of African American women.


    “Lemonade” was advertised only as a special on cable network HBO but, in a move anticipated by her passionate fan base, she dropped an album by the same name in the middle of the broadcast.

    The “visual-album” marks the second straight work in which the 34-year-old pop queen has experimented with merging formats – which could also include social media, where “Lemonade” quickly became a top trending topic.

    The film, crafted through the album’s songs and verse from the Somali-British poet Warsan Shire against a Southern Gothic backdrop, follows Beyonce’s emotional journey as she tackles infidelity but also the larger experience of African American women.

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    Beyoncé Celebrates Black Women in Intricate Album-Film

    Pop superstar Beyonce released a musically diverse new album in the form of a film as she paid a bold tribute to the perseverance of African American women. "Lemonade" was advertised only as a special on cable network HBO but, in a move...
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    too light weight, couldn't finish watching it......:bye:
     
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    I thought it was excellent. Watched it a few times.. completely held me. The music, the lyrics, the cinematography sewn together by the Poetry combined seamlessly into.. what I thought.. was a surprisingly honest.. and beautiful work of Art. It was really well put together. I've been over the just prancing around in a leotard concept for quite a while.. that time has passed in my opinion. It was good to see her go deeper. It also made me understand "Formation" by providing the larger context.

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    The Script:
    http://genius.com/Beyonce-lemonade-script-annotated

    The Poet:

    http://genius.com/a/5-things-you-should-know-about-warsan-shire-the-poet-behind-beyonce-s-lemonade

    5 things you should know about Warsan Shire, the poet behind Beyoncé's 'LEMONADE'

    Get to know the woman behind the words.
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    The Director:

    http://www.pulsefilms.com/director/kahliljoseph/uk

    Pulse Films

    Pulse Films is an award-winning production and talent management company with offices in London, Paris, New York & Los Angeles.
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    HBO Will Submit Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ for Emmy Consideration

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    HBO plans to submit “Lemonade” for Emmy considering in the in the "variety special" category. Who the nomination will go to isn't said, given that a cadre of filmmakers worked on the hour-long piece.

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    HBO Will Submit Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ for Emmy Consideration

    HBO Will Submit Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ for Emmy Consideration
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