A week ago, I certainly didn’t intend to write (or obsess) so much about Rebecca Black and her viral internet meme “Friday”. However, there is so so much to learn from this track. In one week, this song basically upended the music business conversation. What are the results of this? – Jay Frank
by Peter Davies
With a dollop of the right attitude, this country will change your life.
It’s Africa’s time. Vacate your hotel room. Join the party.
Waka waka eh eh.
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