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- African American literature : The body of literature produced in the USA by writers of African descent.
- Blues : A music genre based on the use of the blues chord progressions (I-IV-V) and blue notes.
- Bob Dylan : American singer-songwriter beginning in the 1960's and later a member of the Travelling Wilburys.
- Bossa nova : Brazilian-originated musical style, influenced by jazz and samba.
- Chanticleer (choir) : American a cappella vocal group specializing in Renaissance music.
- Cy Coleman : (1929–2004) American composer and musician who worked chiefly in the fields of jazz and musical theatre.
- DC Youth Orchestra Program : American youth orchestra based in Washington, D.C.
- David Belove : American musician who plays Afro-Cuban (Latin) and Brazilian jazz bass guitar.
- DePaul University : A private university in Chicago, Illinois, USA, founded by the Congregation of the Mission in 1898.
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- Ella Fitzgerald : American singer known for pop standard and jazz idioms, particularly her ability in scat singing.
- English spellings : Lists of English words showing pronunciation, and articles about letters.
- Fiddle : The violin, when played in folk music or jazz.
- Frank Zappa : (1940-1993) An American composer, guitarist, singer and satirist.
- German Resistance : Individuals and groups in Nazi Germany who opposed the regime of Adolf Hitler between 1933 and 1945.
- Gilad Atzmon : (June 9, 1963- ) A jazz musician and composer, writer and Palestinian solidarity activist based in London, who grew up in Israel, and regards himself as a Hebrew-speaking Palestinian.
- Heavy metal (music) : Heavy metal (often referred to simply as metal) is a popular genre of rock music that evolved in the late 1960s and early 1970s, from heavy blues and psychedelic rock.
- : American musical style and cultural movement emerging from the Bronx in New York City.
- Jazz fusion : A musical genre that developed in the late 1960s from a mixture of elements of jazz such as its focus on improvisation with the beats and heavily amplified electric instruments and electronic effects of rock.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt : (born 21 February 1979 in Waco, Texas, USA) An actress best known for her roles as Julie James in the film I Know What You Did Last Summer and, since 2005, Melinda Gordon on the hit CBS drama Ghost Whisperer.
- John Coltrane : American jazz musician who died in 1967.
- John Steinbeck : (1902–1968) One of the best known and most widely read American writers of the 20th century; wrote Grapes of Wrath.
- Latin America : The region of the Americas that shares a common tradition and historical heritage of European colonization, mostly Iberian.
- Mastodon (band) : Grammy-nominated, heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia.
- Melody Maker : A British magazine dedicated to rock music, first published in 1926, and was for many years the oldest dedicated music publication in the world.
- Mezzo TV : A French television channel mainly devoted to classical music and jazz.
- Miles Davis : A major jazz musician, trumpeter, composer and bandleader (26 May 1926 - 28 September 1991).
- Music : The art of structuring time by combining sound and silence into rhythm, harmonies and melodies.
- New York City : The largest city in the United States of America and a world center of finance, commerce, communications, and the arts.
- Opeth : heavy metal band from Sweden.
- Pianoforte : A musical instrument played by means of a keyboard, more commonly known as a piano.
- Popular culture : Commercialised folk culture that exists for the masses; opposite of high culture.
- Reggae : A term for a particular music style that emerged in Jamaica in the late 1960s.
- Rock 'n' roll : A form of popular music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s, from rhythm and blues, country, and folk.
- Ska : Musical genre originating in Jamaica in the late 1950s combining Caribbean mento and calypso with jazz and rhythm and blues.
- Slavery : A social system in which people have legal rights of property ownership over others.
- Strasbourg : Capital of Alsace in France.
- Syncopation : A variety of rhythms which are in some way unexpected in that they deviate from the strict succession of regularly spaced strong and weak beats in a meter.
- T.S. Eliot : (1888-1965) British-American 20th century poet who wrote The Waste Land and Four Quartets.
- The Swingle Singers : A vocal group formed in Paris, France with Ward Swingle, Anne Germain, Jeanette Baucomont, and Jean Cussac.
- Thelonious Monk : (10 October 1917 – 17 February 1982) American jazz pianist and composer who had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire.
- Waltz : A melody played with three beats per bar, usually in 3/4 or 3/8 time.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791) Austrian-born composer of the Classical era, who composed over six hundred works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music.
- Yoni Rechter : An Israeli musician, composer, and singer.