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Čalgija or Chalgiya (Macedonian language: Чалгија; Bulgarian language: Чалгия) is a Macedonian and Bulgarian music genre, which also is a subgenre of the old urban traditional folk music (starogradska muzika) of Macedonia and Bulgaria.
Čalgija is performed by ensembles called Čalgii (Чалгии) with instruments such as a dajre (tambourine) and tarabuka (hourglass drum) providing percussion for ut (lute), kanun (zither), clarinet and violin.
- Starogradska muzika
- Music of North Macedonia
- Music of Bulgaria
- Arabesque (Turkish music)
- Music of Lebanon
- Arabic pop music
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