The next big thing on TikTok is…sea shanties?

The thing about TikTok is that you never, ever know what’s going to bubble up. The latest example is an apparent fondness for old-school sea shanties–sailor work songs–a type of music that’s been around for centuries. Here are a few examples:

Read more at Variety.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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