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"truba?i" Top 5 Page for this destination Republic of Serbia Local Custom Tip by Aurorae

Republic of Serbia Local Customs: 57 reviews and 55 photos

  Serbia & Montenegro by Jelena
by Aurorae

Trubači literally means "trumpet players", but is how we call local orchestras (usually Gypsies) who go around playing folk music (our folk involves a lot of trumpets, drums and accordions), so I took this photo on Easter from my balcony.
People often throw them money from the balconies and windows, or sweets.
Usually they are invited to play on weddings and celebrations (birthdays for example).
Every year there is a "sabor" (meeting, reunion) of trumpet players in Guča, a village in central Serbia, that lasts for several days and there is a lot of food and drink, feasts all day long, lots of music, and at the end they elect the best trumpet musician. Of course, not only Gypsies participate, but often Gypsies are the best in that.

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2005
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