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Sîrba, Moldova

A Sârbă (Moldovan spelling: sîrba; Cyrillic Moldovan: сырба) is a Romanian folk dance normally played in 6
or 12
time. The word literally means "Serbian".[1]

It can be danced in a circle, line, or couple formations.[1]

It was historically popular not only in Romania, but also in Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine, Hungary, Polish highlanders (Gorals) and Ashkenazi Jews. It is fast-paced and triplets are usually emphasized in the melody. The sârba is still popular in Romanian traditional music and in Jewish Klezmer music. In Serbia its version is called Vlaski ("Wallachian").[1]


  1. ^ a b c Miron Grindea (1952). Dances of Rumania. Parrish. p. 14.
  • The Book of Klezmer, by Yale Strom. 2002: A Capella books, Chicago

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