Tag: songs

A Pun-thology of Christmas Songs

Richard Lederer gives us a pun-per-minute twist on the holiday classicsA set-up pun is a conspiracy of narrative and word play. In set-up punnery, the punster contrives an imaginary situation that leads up to a climax punningly, cunningly, and stunningly based on a well-known expression or title. In a good set-up pun, we groan at the absurdity of the...

Songs Help Cubans Trace Roots to Sierra Leone

The Ganga-Longoba of Perico, Cuba, have sung the same chants for decades – passing the traditions on from generation to generation.Until now, the singers had little knowledge of their ancestral roots – or how the songs arrived in their community.Yet thanks to the work of University of Sydney historian Dr Emma Christopher, Cuba’s Ganga have been able to trace...