JJ Abrams, 'Hamilton' creator, President Obama sing and dance for 'Star Wars Day'

KABC logo
Thursday, May 5, 2016
''Star Wars'' director JJ Abrams (left) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (right)
Jon Furniss/Invision/AP|Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

There is no wrong way to celebrate "Star Wars Day," but a performance in Huttese is setting the bar pretty high.

In honor of May the Fourth, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda invited The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams to perform "Jabba Flow," the cantina song that can be heard in the new film when the main characters are visiting Maz.

Miranda and Abrams, who wrote the song together, talked about the song's origins and explained that the words, which are in the language of Jabba the Hutt, translate to, "No, lover, lover, it wasn't me."

The performance took place Wednesday at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York as part of the "Ham4Ham" show, which is an outdoor performance given for people entering the lottery for front row seats to see the hot Broadway show. Miranda has enlisted everyone from Broadway legends to New York's mayor for the short street show.

Abrams also had an announcement to share with Star Wars fans.

"So, we've been asked, many, many times: Will this song ever be made available for the people?" he said. "And it is, today."

The reggae funk song is now available for download and streaming on the Star Wars website. It has already broken into the top 100 chart on iTunes, according to Good Morning America.

Abrams and Miranda weren't the only ones getting in on the May the Fourth fun. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle hosted R2D2 and Storm Troopers for a quick dance party.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg also joined the festivities by posting a photo of a "team meeting" with some of the film's characters.

The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of Lucasfilm and this station.