SPOILER ALERT: Two Song Titles, Singer Revealed for Lin-Manuel Miranda's STAR WARS Cantina Song!
On the November 30th broadcast of NBC's TONIGHT SHOW, director J.J. Abrams let the cat out of the bag that Hamilton creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda agreed to compose part of the score for the new STAR WARS film, following a meeting at the hit Broadway show in which Miranda said he jokingly offered, "'Well, if you need a cantina scene, some cantina music, let me know."
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about the collaboration Miranda shared that he wrote the piece with Abrams without even watching the scene he was composing for. "J.J. just sent me the temp music they scored to; I started with that beats per minute, that tempo; and then we just started writing from there," he explained. Miranda described the process as a "joyous collaboration," adding, "[Abrams] is a really wonderful musician, on top of the polymath we already know he is."Yesterday, a sharp-eyed fan of the film franchise and the HAMILTON composer caught a shot of the closing credits of the film, which not only display Miranda's writing credits, but also reveal the titles of the songs as "Jabba Flow" and "Dobra Doompa,", both produced and performed by Shag Kava. Check out the tweet below:
Actor, composer, writer, playwright, lyricist, and rapper Lin-Manuel Miranda is best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals IN THE HEIGHTS and Hamilton.Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the musical In the Heights, which opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in March 2008. Miranda's written work for the show earned him numerous accolades, including the 2008 Tony Award for Best Original Score and the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Miranda's performance in the show's lead role of Usnavi earned him a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Miranda is currently performing on Broadway in the lead role of Alexander Hamilton in HAMILTON, a new musical for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics. He is a 2015 recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Award.
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