Watch J.J. Abrams and Lin-Manuel Miranda sing their cantina song for Star Wars Day
The Hamilton star and the Star Wars director wrote a new cantina song together for The Force Awakens. For May the 4th, the duo sang the the tune at Ham4Ham, the show for the crowds gathered outside Richard Rodgers Theatre each day for lottery tickets to the hit Broadway show. Whether those ticketholder hopefuls get those $10 seats at the main event or not, they get treated to a free show by Hamilton cast members and, oftentimes, special guests like Abrams.
Before they jumped into the tune, Miranda revealed that the cantina song, which has Huttese lyrics, translates to “No, lover, lover, it wasn’t me.”
Abrams also announced that the song, “Jabba Flow,” is available to download and stream starting today.
How lucky we are to be alive right now, Star Wars-Hamilton fans.
Brace yourself for the deafening screams and Miranda’s infectious giddiness and check out the video of Ham4Ham’s “Jabba Flow” below:
In another gig at the House of Mouse, Miranda is writing music for upcoming Disney animated film Moana. He’s also set to star alongside Emily Blunt in Disney’s Mary Poppins sequel.
Abrams may be best known for directing, writing, and producing your favorite TV shows and movies. But he’s also done some music composition work here and there, including the opening titles music for Fringe and 11.22.63.