Lin-Manuel Miranda

Academy Awards 2017: How Far I’ll Go Prologue


Before she sings her solo, shall I set the scene?
Picture a young warrior, not even seventeen
She dreams of open seas, she's full of hope and sees
A future where she sets her sail and rope against the open breeze
She doesn't know that she's a voyaging descendant
Impatient, independent, heart of nature in that pendant
The ocean's at her feet: she opens her eyes to find
Her mind is on her island but her eye's on the horizon line...

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About "Academy Awards 2017: How Far I’ll Go Prologue"

“How Far I’ll Go,” from the Disney film Moana, was nominated for the 2017 Academy Award for Best Original Song. In the film, the song is performed by young actress Auli'i Cravalho, who voices the character of Moana. Cravalho performed the number at the 2017 Academy Awards, with this original prologue by Lin-Manuel Miranda, one of the song’s writers.

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