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Does Humour Belong In Music?

In 1984 Frank Zappa posed the question: “Does humour belong in music?” (though he used the American spelling of humor).

There has been humour in music for a long time, and it seems at the moment that there is resurgence of South African musicians taking a look at themselves and our society and embracing the humour of diversity.

Here are three examples:

Die Antwoord – Zef Side

Jack Parow – Cooler As Ekke

Deep Fried Man – It’s Complicated


Playlist Creator | Web Marketer The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including which he founded in 1999.

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