- Acapella is just singing without accompaniment.
- A lot of religious music was swung unaccompanied.
- In the Renaissance period, the 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 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 both types of African singing.
- 'Mbube' is a Zulu word for…