'A capella' - 'In the style of chapel'
A capella is singing without accompaniment.
A lot of religious music was sung unaccompanied.
In the Renaissance period Catholic mass would often be sung unaccompanied. A lot of Jewish and Islamic music is also traditionally sung without accompaniment.
Gradually, the term a capella came to just mean 'without accompaniment', whether it was performed in the chapel or not.
Some all-male groups sing in a capella, like barbershop quartets.
South African all-male choirs sing a capella. Their music has been made famous by the group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Mbube and Isicathamiya are types of African singing.
1. 'Mbube' is a Zulu word meaning 'lion'.
2. It is a type of South African a capella singing.
3. Mbube music is loud and powerful.
4.It is usually sung by all-male choirs, though some…