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A traditional Dalmatian klapa

The traditional a cappella music of Dalmatian klapas

The music of klapas is a traditional type of multipart a cappella singing found in the Croatian coastal region of Dalmatia. The word klapa broadly means “a group of friends”. It is widely accepted that the origins of klapa music can be traced back to liturgical singing. The klapa songs range in motifs – they celebrate family, love and female beauty,

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