Beyoncé Includes Swahili Lyrics in Her Latest Song [AUDIO]

  • American pop star Beyoncé performing on stage. Twitter
  • They say that language diversity can help bring people together worldwide and when infused into music, the results can be grander.

    That fact can't be put into proper perspective more than how Beyoncé Knowles, one of the world's biggest pop stars alive, incorporated Swahili lyrics into her latest song.

    The song is titled Spirit and its audio is available on YouTube.

    At the opening of the audio, a voice sings the Swahili phrase 'Uishi kwa muda mrefu mfalme,' twice with another deeper voice responding 'uishi kwa'.

    When translated, the phrase loosely means, "Long live the king."

    American pop star Beyoncé performing on stage.

    The song was released on Wednesday and is set to feature as part of a soundtrack to a remake of the popular Lion King film.

    The song is part of an album titled, 'The Lion King: The Gift' that will be produced by the megastar and is set for release in seven days. The album will reportedly be "steeped in the sounds of Africa."

    "It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.

    "It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, hip-hop and Afro Beat," BBC quoted the Grammy award winner.

    Lion King is a story of a lion who tries to become king amidst challenges.

    Here is an audio of the song: