Is the banana boat song racist?
A song by a black man based on a traditional song sung by black Jamaicans. Soooo racist. NOT.
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This is a song about Jamaicans loading the banana boats and waiting for the 'tally man' to count their load so they could leave and go home.
The Answer can be found in the history of Trinidad where the banana boat song was a traditional Jamaican song. They loved The Belafonte version and won't argue about copyright…s. They just love music in that style
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No. You are a Banana is not a song. But there is a song called Do You Want a Banana.
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akinyele - "put it in your mouth" "Fight the Power" by Public Enemy and the majority of rap.
No; it is a traditional Jamaican folk song.
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Have you been searching for banana boat? The actual song is Monomonom by the Muppets
An unconfirmed report claims that an American mayor has promised to ban white police officers from eating bananas after an allegation that it is racist. There is nothing to su…bstantiate the story but it is in line with the "politically correct" local and national governments of America, UK and other Western countries trend of bizarre behavior in the name of equality. There is nothing racist about a white man eating a banana. There is nothing racist about any man eating any food for that matter. To ban such an activity is nothing more than PC insanity. There are a few racists who have used bananas to attack black soccer players in the UK. Throwing bananas at the players, suggesting that they should eat "monkey food" is disgusting behavior and one that is punished by courts wherever possible. That behavior is pure racism and should never be condoned. Similarly, it is conceivable that someone may use bananas as a prop for sexual harassment centered around stereotypes relating to race and genitalia. That behavior is not only racist, but sexist as well, and it should not be condoned either. The fact that a handful of racist thugs use a banana as a prop does not make the banana guilty and it doesn't make a hungry white policeman guilty either. It is time to work towards eliminating all racism but let us avoid the insanity of banning normal activities by normal people. Racism is about attitude, not about bananas.
The original, official name for The Banana Boat Song by Harry Belafonte is Day-O. There are indications it had no official title at first and began as a call-response by Jamai…can banana workers.
the musical elements of the banana boat song ( by harry belafonte ) is call and responce.