Search African American Music Honoring the incredibly diverse array of musical objects, stories, and video about African American music. American Folk Music Selection of articles, blog posts, and artist biographies from across the Smithsonian. Asian Pacific American Heritage and Music Celebrating Asian Pacific American music and heritage. Banjos Few musical instruments are more deeply connected to the American experience than the banjo. Discover the banjo’s unique heritage. Celebrate Music in 2018 The year 2018 marks the anniversary of a number of remarkable music events and people. Ella Fitzgerald Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's talent, passions, and musical legacy. Guitars The guitar has become an integral part of American music today, but it has roots and branches in music and artwork from all over the world. Jazz Jazz grew out of African American culture in the southern US during the 19th century, and has intertwined with many other musical traditions. Jazz and Justice Resources on jazz figures who had an influential role in promoting racial equality and social consciousness. Latino Music In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, this Spotlight features collections and resources about Latino music. Love and Music Music and love are natural allies. This spotlight explores some of the ways people have connected with love through music. Music and Dance Explore the wide variety of resources for learning about and participating in the relationship between dance and music. Music and Science Explore ways music and science interrelate in the collections, resources, and research at the Smithsonian. Music and the Cosmos This spotlight looks at some of the ways people have used music to explore the cosmos and and bring it into their artistic lives. Native American Music Musical traditions of Native American cultures are highlighted along with musical resources to explore. Percussion A look at the largest family in the orchestra along with the percussive sounds of tap dance shoes, steel pans, and instrumental bones. Prince Remembering Prince Rogers Nelson at the Smithsonian. Ray Charles Honoring Ray Charles, an incredible musician who crossed genres and captivated audiences worldwide. Remembering Chuck Berry In memoriam of rock and roll pioneer Charles E. "Chuck" Berry (October 18, 1926–March 18, 2017) Rock and Roll Selection of the many online articles and resources shared by Smithsonian museums and centers on the topic of Rock and Roll. Spirituality and Music This feature highlights the connection between spirituality and music. Women in Music Enjoy essays and browse through our collection objects celebrating women in music. Work and Music Focusing on the ways in which work and music inspire one another to produce more fulfilling work and more meaningful music.