A couple of years along in the history of Globe Tribune.Info, I made the discovery that “A Cappella” is spelled with two p’s and not one. It is therefore too late to correct the old misspellings in old postings without messing up search engines and creating dead links. Between the two spellings of the word denoting music without instruments, Globe Tribune.Info has posted around 51 different a cappella selections of both secular and Jewish music.
The interest of Globe Tribune.Info in a cappella music stems in good part from the Jewish practice of not listening to instrumental music during the three weeks from the 17th of Tammuz to the 9th of Av, a period during which the destruction of the Temple is remembered, studied and contemplated. In addition, there are various customs observed by Jewish communities relating to instrumental music between Passover and Shavuot.