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  • Refik Hodžić


Town by the northwest border of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a population of about 50,000. Signs of musical life can be traced along with the development of civilized society.

The Middle Ages (12th century onwards) witnessed the presence of sacred music, in Christian monasteries and churches, and later on, during the Ottoman rule (16th–19th centuries) among Muslims in dervish monasteries. There was a rudimentary tradition of secular music, associated with instrument building and accompanied song....

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