Some years ago (at least three, but probably more) the Disney behemoth began advertising its Hawaiian resort Aulani with this utterly enchanting version of “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. Even in the little bit they played in the commercial, I was in love with it.
I’ll be the first one to admit I don’t know much about Yuna, the singer who created this song (anyone who does can click here). But she gives me the general impression of being quite charming. I also believe she is a Muslim, which means she is persona non grata in Trump’s worldview; all Muslims are terrorists to him. Even the one’s who sing songs as wholesomely American as Disney songs. Of course, this particular Disney movie is now suspect in Trump’s vision of the world. It is, after all, set in an Arab country and features brown people as characters.
I didn’t mean to make this one political at all. The song is just an innocent romp meant to further the Disney-fied romance between Aladdin and Princess Jasmine. And this cover is, as I stated earlier, utterly enchanting. I just wanted to share it with you. And to remind you that not all Muslims are out to get Westerners. Some of them just want to create music.