Join us on Sunday, March 14 at 10am Pacific Time for an exclusive look at the music to Coming 2 America, the long-awaited sequel to Eddie Murphy’s original 1988 comedy. Breakout composer Jermaine Stegall will join us to discuss his approach to this iconic property, how he honored the sound of the classic original, and how he brought his unique perspective to the new chapter. We’ll talk with Jermaine about some of the cues, study how they were put together, and look at how they work to picture.
Coming 2 America is set to debut on Amazon Prime on March 5. Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.
All ASA members are welcome to join us for this interview. Streaming links will be sent to all members the day before the event, and will also be posted to the ASA home page. No tickets or reservations are required.
In addition to our March 14 interview with Jermaine Stegall, we also invite you to join our separate Watch Party for Coming 2 America on Thursday, March 11 at 7pm Pacific Time. We’ll gather on Amazon Prime and use the Watch Party feature to watch the movie in sync with each other, and use the chat in the sidebar to share our thoughts, comments, and laughs. Coming 2 America will be the fourth in our Watch Party series, which has proven to be a wonderful way for us to share our passion for film music during this time of Covid. All ASA members are welcome to join us, but a free ticket must be reserved in advance due to limited capacity in each Watch Party. An Amazon Prime subscription is required in order to participate. Reserve your Watch Party ticket here.