Music Monday: Jabba Flow from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Cantina scene in Star Wars: A New Hope (IV) is a famous scene in part due to the music. Most people can recognize the music that was playing in Mos Eisley's Cantina. That particular tune was written by legendary composer John Williams. In the process of Williams writing the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (VII), he told director J.J. Abrams that he wanted to concentrate on the overall score.
As a result, you hear a tune in the background during the scene when the characters enter Maz Kanata's pirate Castle. It is called "Jabba Flow" which was co-written by J.J. Abrams and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda is best known for being the creator and composer of the Broadway hit, Hamilton. The tune is not available on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens soundtrack. You have to watch the movie to view the specific scene to hear Jabba Flow. However, there was a recent release called Star Wars Headspace. It is a compilation of original electronic dance music (EDM) infused with Star Wars sound clips.
If you don't have name "Lin-Manuel Miranda" on your Disney radar, start now. Tony award nominations will be announced next week and Hamilton, the musical is favored to dominate the categories. Miranda has also been hard at work by composing some of the music for Disney's 56th animated movie, Moana (November 2016). Today, it was announced that Miranda will also be part of a new Mary Poppin's movie production. It's not a remake of the original but a new movie based off of another P.L. Travers Mary Poppins story. Miranda is slated to co-star in this new movie. Hopefully he will also help write some of the music, too.
Happy Music Monday!