Involvement Music

Sea shanties and commitment to mutualism under uncertainty

The first big meme of 2021 appears to be a musical one. A 19th century sea shanty, Wellerman, was rediscovered by TikTok and put to work as Covid mood music. Starting with an original rendition by Glaswegian singer Nathan Evans, a dizzying range of derivatives emerged, showcasing all kinds of creative harmonizing, alternative lyrics, and other shanties.…

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