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A sârba or sîrba is a Romanian dance normally played in 6
or 12
time. It can be danced in a circle, line, or couple formations and was historically popular not only in Romania, but also in Serbia, Ukraine, Hungary, Polish highlanders (Gorals) and Ashkenazi Jews. It is fast-paced and triplets are usually emphasized in the melody. The sîrba is still popular in Romanian traditional music and in Jewish Klezmer music. It was named after the Serbs.[1]


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

External links[edit]

  • Sîrba Page on Dunav balkan dance website (with example audio file)