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Ensemble Of Traditional (folk) Dances And Songs
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Montenegro
Influences: Balkan , West European , Mediterranean
Genres: traditional (folk) dances and songs, archaic dnaces and songs, world music, ethno music,
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ABOUT
- We are Ensemble of traditional dances and songs ''Mijat Mašković'' who is part of Cultural Centre in small town Kolašin, placed on north of Montenegro.
- We are one of the last group in Montenegro that perform authentic archaic dances only with the accompaniment of the song or rhythm of steps (Therefore, we do not need an orchestra, except in some dances we use only “svirala” − arhaic type of flute, or mouth organ).
- We are under the protection of the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro and we are bearers of the Intangible Cultural Heritage "Traditional dances of Kolašin area" (14 old dances).
- We perform the old forms of archaic two-part singing (heterophony, with interval of second), and among them the archaic lament for the dead in the field of funeral customs.
- We have original gold embroidered national costumes.
- In our ensemble we are all different age groups and among us perform, although in elder years, one of the last keepers of the tradition of Montenegrin singing.
- In 2015, we founded the Ethno-camp (1-7th August every year) - International intangible heritage research laboratory with a focus on traditional dances and songs. Professors and students from all over the world come to the camp and share knowledge and hold workshops.