Nis City Deputy Mayor prof. Dr. Milos Bandjur met today with the Mr. Borislav Maksimović, a Representative for Culture at the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia and with members of the ethnic group Trag from the Republic of Srpska who were staying in Nis during the celebration of the Republic of Srpska Days from September 3 – 8. The ethno group Trag is a vocal-instrumental ensemble that fosters the traditional music of the Balkans. It has been performing since 2003. The group consists of ten members: four female vocalists and six instrumentalists. The accent is on traditional instruments. The repertoire of the group includes songs from Republika Srpska, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bulgaria. Due to the fact that Trag often performs in Russia, Russian songs have been included in the repertoire. In a cordial conversation the Deputy Mayor welcomed the members of this group and pointed out the inseparable ties between Serbia and Serbs living west of the Drina. These manifestations are one way of cultivating the folk traditions and cultural and historical heritage of the Serbian people.

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