A sârba or sîrba is a Romanian and Csángó dance normally played in 2
2 or 2
4 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.
- Miron Grindea (1952). Dances of Rumania. Parrish. p. 14.
- The Book of Klezmer, by Yale Strom. 2002: A Capella books, Chicago
- Sîrba Page on Dunav balkan dance website (with example audio file)
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