The Smithsonian answers your questions about music and our collections. Search Are there different types of congas? Can You Show Us Some of the Pop Culture Collection? Can You Tell Us About the Dress From the Musical "Hello, Dolly"? Can You Tell Us About the Harpsichord? Do you have any costumes from the Broadway Musical "Cats"? Do You Have Anything From the Scarecrow in the "Wizard of Oz"? Do You Have Anything in the Collections From Selena? Does the Smithsonian have anything that Jimi Hendrix used? Don Loper's Dress for Ella Fitzgerald Dwight Bowers: If You Could Collect Anything for the Smithsonian, What Would You Choose? Ella Fitzgerald's Grammys Ella Fitzgerald's one of a kind Champagne Goblet Greg Adams on where the Banjo came from Greg Adams plays "Gambia" on the Ekonting Greg Adams tells us how to play the banjo How and When Did You First Engage With Music at the Smithsonian? How did Ella Fitzgerald's belongings make it to the Smithsonian? How Did the Smithsonian Folklife Festival Begin? How Do You Tune a Harpsichord? How Have You Worked With Music At The Smithsonian? How is a Puerto Rican bomba drum created? How is music a part of the Smithsonian? How John Henry Became an American Folk Hero Inventing Electric Guitars Joe Glazer discusses music in the American Labor Movement John Cephas and Phil Wiggins Discuss the Piedmont Blues Style John Hasse on Ella Fitzgerald's beginnings Juan Gutiérrez Oral History Interview Letter from Jimmy Davis about "You Are My Sunshine" NMAAHC Director Discusses Lead Belly Patsy Cline Outfit Photo of Frances Densmore with Mountain Chief Ray Charles Recording Company Receipt Ray's Keyboard Ray's Ray Bans Selena Quintanilla-Pérez Portrait by Al Rendón Tell us about Chuck Berry's Cadillac Tell us about Chuck Berry's Guitar "Maybellene" Tell Us About Hommage à Bessie Smith Tell us about J Dilla's Instruments Tell us about James Brown's Hammond B3 Organ Tell us about Marian Anderson Tell Us About the Kongo Bell Tell Us About the Zande Harp The History of Ella Fitzgerald's A-Tisket-A-Tasket The History of the Banjo and Black Face Minstrelsy The History of the Electric Guitar Timothy Anne Burnside: What does music mean to you? Was Lead Belly a Protest Singer? What are Some Facts About the Stradivarius Violins? What are Some Fun Things You Can Do With a Piano? What are the origins of stringed instruments? What Are Your Memorable Music Events? What Can You Tell Us About the Early History of the Piano? What Does a Harpsichord Sound Like? What is a Baryton and Who is Joseph Haydn? What is the "Ladies First" track sheet? What is the "Mothership" and why is it at the National Museum of African American History and Culture? What is the Chamber Music Society? What is the West African History of the Banjo? What Is Your Favorite Kind of Music? What Was This Hunting Horn Made For? Who was Cab Calloway? Who was Celia Cruz? Who Was Irving Berlin? Why Did Celia Cruz Say, "Azúcar"?