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