Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Glam Rock Influences to 'Moana' Soundtrack
- Category: Interviews
- Created: Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:45
- Published: Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:56
- Written by Lupe R Haas
"Hamilton's" award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer,Lin-Manuel Miranda teamed up with composer Mark Mancina and musical artist Opetaia Foa'i to create the beautiful songs and music for Disney's MOANA. Miranda talks about his musical and Disney influences for the animated movie. In this video interview, Miranda says for Dwayne Johnson and Jemaine Clement's musical numbers, he looked to glam rockers like David Bowie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop for influences. He also taped into the Polynesian culture to bring the sounds of the island to the Disney movie.
MOANA is now playing in movie theaters.