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gusla

(ˈɡuːslə)
n
(Instruments) a Balkan single-stringed musical instrument that is played with a bow
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And Bishop Amfilohije of the Montenegrin Diocese participated in the siege of Dubrovnik in the autumn of 1991, when he encouraged Montenegrin soldiers by presenting them with crosses and icons and playing the gusle for them.
I quickly shifted my hand position a fraction-of-an-inch to the left and lifted down a gusle, a bowed lute roughly 60 cm long with one (or less commonly two) strings.
Montenegro is well known for its epic poems from the past usually sung with the accompaniment of an ancient instrument called the gusle. Almost every citizen can quote from these epic poems that tell stories about heroic battles, beautiful women inspiring men's heroic deeds, as well as philosophical thoughts about the purpose of life.
Titles in the first installment include: Revista Musical Catalano (Barcelona, 1904-1923), Gusle (Zagreb, 1892), Glazba (Zagreb, 1893), Dalibor.
Merimee's La Guzla (The Gusle, a stringed instrument of the Balkans; 1827) poses as a translation of "authentic" Illyrian folk ballads and tales, including the (fictional) collector's first-person account of an encounter with a vampire; however, with one or two exceptions, the entire collection was authored by Merimee himself.
He addresses myths about the "national spiritual and cultural space" and the alleged unity between the Balkan peoples and the soil upon which they live; cults of national tongue and national poets; and the epic tradition and its symbol, the musical instrument called the gusle, among other topics.
GUSLE (Goos leh)--a Serbian folk instrument with one string.
(31) Thus, while Karadzic praises the oral tradition among the highlanders of Montenegro and Herzegovina, "where almost every house has a gusle" (the traditional one-string instrument that typically accompanies the oral epic performance), he claims that the Srem and other northern regions have almost no living oral tradition and rely almost exclusively on blind singers.
Often, when he was full of local brandy, he would relax a little, reach up from his little table near the bar and grab the gusle - a single-stringed instrument popular across the Balkans - off the wall.
bardic--conspicuously lacked his own gusle; he simply used whatever
Will Nediger says "One of my musical dictionaries lists both gusla (or gusle) and gusli, both ancient stringed instruments, the former Slavonic an the latter Russian.
Likewise the renaissance of the interest in the gusle singing and the invasion of discourse of the local politicians by the folklore motives?