Popular music icon Beyoncé has spoken about her journey to Kenya, making peace and her ancestral connection.
Beyoncé took viewers on a journey through Africa in an hour-long documentary special, “Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift,” which aired Monday, Sept. 16 on ABC.
From the 17 minutes in the documentary, viewers see Beyonce and her beautiful family in Turkana and also see Blue Ivy donning a beautiful African headset.
“The women of Kenya carry the cultural legacy of beading through their hands, through their community and Music, So many people worked on the Project. I was very honoured to have the women of Nothern Kenya work on a very special costume for Blue and my mother,” Beyonce stated
She talks on a feeling of belonging and where her ancestors come from.
The intimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album, “The Lion King: The Gift,” features candid footage and interviews detailing the hard work and passion that went into her love letter to Africa.
Beyoncé carefully curates the album, creating new music and collaborating with exceptionally talented artists and producers, while seeking inspiration from deeply rooted African influences. This creativity is informed by her travels throughout the continent, from the tranquillity of the pyramids of Egypt to the bustling and joyous atmospheres of Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
She also praises African artists like Burna boy.
Here’s the full video: