About This Music

This is so weird https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiemus_(song)

You've heard this song. You might think it was done by Enya.


It was concocted by Karl Jenkins, originally for Delta Airlines. But there's more to the story, of course. Here's an interesting read about the process of creating this music: An Aural History of Adiemus

This makes the case that whether consciously or subconsciously, the music was built to carry a subtle message of white supremacy. Now this is not saying it was done as a malicious, racist message. But it does speak to how insidious and hard to perceive a racist framing of things can be.

Hey at least they didn't ruin a real classic, the way United did


This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F