Are you a fan of the epic space opera franchise, Star Wars? If so, you might have heard of the talented Lin-Manuel Miranda being involved in one of the movies.
But which one was it? Let’s find out!
Who is Lin-Manuel Miranda?
Before we dive into his Star Wars involvement, let’s learn a little bit about this multi-talented artist. Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American composer, lyricist, actor, singer, rapper, producer, and playwright.
He is best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals Hamilton and In The Heights. He has won numerous awards for his work in theater, including multiple Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Star Wars
Lin-Manuel Miranda has been a long-time fan of Star Wars and even mentioned it in some of his works. In 2015, he was approached by director J.J. Abrams to write music for the seventh installment of the franchise – Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Miranda was thrilled to be part of the project and wrote a song called “Jabba Flow” with composer and performer J. Abrams. The song was performed by alien characters during a scene at Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana.
The Making of “Jabba Flow”
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Miranda described how he came up with the lyrics for “Jabba Flow”. He said that he wanted to create a song that sounded like it could have come from Jabba the Hutt’s palace but also had elements of Puerto Rican music.
The lyrics are a mix of English and Huttese (a fictional language spoken by characters such as Jabba the Hutt). Here’s an excerpt from the chorus:
“Co ra pa ro ta no de
De ci co na ro jo
Jah pa pa cha kah nee bohn ah
Ah toh no su tah!”
The song became an instant hit among Star Wars fans and even earned a Grammy nomination for Best Song Written For Visual Media.
In summary, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote and performed the song “Jabba Flow” in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His passion for the franchise and creativity shone through in the song, which became a fan-favorite. It’s exciting to see such talented artists being involved in beloved franchises like Star Wars and bringing their unique perspectives to the table.