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HOMECOMING is finally here people

The Beehive has made headline news over the past few days with a concert film that is all about her, proudly put together on Netflix. If we can remember she set the world on fire with her 2018 Coachella performance, which fans fondly refer to as Beychella. The Netflix film, featuring rehearsal and live footage of her 2018 Coachella performance, is one of the all-time great concert documentaries. It has once more proven to her fans and all that Beyoncé is an epic performer, a talented vocalist, a great dancer and is just all round amazing! The swag is limitless. She literally sets the stage on F.I.R.E throughout this forty-song concert.

Throughout Homecoming, the new Netflix documentary chronicling Beyoncé’s monumental performance at the 2018 Coachella music festival, it is very interesting to see quotes from distinguished black creatives and intellectuals appear at various points, serving as title cards between footage of the concert and its tireless gestation. They include Nina Simone, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Reginald Lewis, and WEB DuBois. This is a clear display of Beyoncé’s reverence for her forerunners, and more importantly, her own by-now-unequivocal stature in the pantheon of black American greatness!

Beyoncé’s decision to perform her music with a black college band — or a “black orchestra,” as she calls it in “Homecoming” is also very significant in promoting this idea of black American greatness. If you are wondering why the title “Homecoming”, Home, for Beyoncé, is the stage. Looking at Coachella and other concerts by Queen Bey you know that the stage simply agrees with her, so as does every light source, sound and camera angle involved. But Beyoncé, Queen she may be, doesn’t ask us to bend the knee. Homecoming is about the collective. Homecoming is now available on Netflix.



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