The beginning of this week marked the Orthodox New Year, which meant another round of celebrations in the region. Sunday was Orthodox New Year’s Eve, and the local government did right by the people by bringing in the famous Serbian National Folk Dance Ensemble ‘Kolo’. For over two hours, we were amazed and truly entertained as they danced, sang, and played a bevy of traditional anthems for the local crowd here in Herceg Novi, Montenegro.
And we did semi-right by you, by filming a portion of it. I say ‘semi-right’ because the minute-long video is downright terrible.
The good news is that we did some legwork for you. You can visit the official Kolo website right here, and you can check out much better videos on YouTube, here, here, and the best one here (embedded below). They tour the world as well, and we highly suggest you see them if they swing through your area. We’d go see them do their thing multiple times over.
Have you ever experienced traditional Serbian folk dance and music? If so, what did you think? If not, what do you think about what you see in the videos? Submit your comments below – we’d love to hear your take!