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The viral ‘Wellerman’ sea shanty is also a window into the remarkable cross-cultural whaling history of Aotearoa New Zealand - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 30, 2021

Kate Stevens, University of Waikato In a year of surprises, one of the more pleasant was the recent runaway viral popularity of 19th century sea shanties on TikTok. A collaborative global response to pandemic isolation, it saw singers and musicians layering harmonies atop an original recording of ‘Soon May the Wellerman Come‘ by Scottish postie Nathan … Read More