Lika is a
mountainous region in the Dinaric Alps, which lie along the border between Croatia and
Serbia, close to the Adriatic Sea. This area is very rich in its vocal traditions, as
exemplified in the first two songs. These are followed by the unusual Ličko Kolo,
a dance done without musical accompaniment. The dancers follow the instructions of the kolovodja
(dance leader), who sometimes must exert his authority forcefully to keep them under his
control. The dance concludes with the couple dance tanac, which is accompanied by
an instrument called đangubica.
Click HERE for song words.