A Balkan Dance Medley – VASILI PETROPOULOS

The Balkans! 🇦🇱 🇧🇦 🇧🇬 🇭🇷 🇬🇷 🇲🇪 🇲🇰 🇷🇴 🇷🇸 🇸🇮 🇹🇷 | Today’s special episode is the most beautiful, but most complicated, peninsula of Europe! ~

The message is quite simple; 🕊️ peace! The Balkans is considered Europe’s powder keg ready to explode any minute now. We ought to abolish this title and work towards a better future. Work towards peace. Through this video, I hope I am showing you that each and everyone mentioned is so similar with one another and fighting (verbally or worse) brings nothing in the end. We eat the same things, we have the same mentality, we have the same instruments, we have similar dances and rhythms and the list goes on. ☮️ We are powerful all united and not divided. ☮️🌹

00:00 ▪️ Intro | Map & Traditional clothing (song: Januske, beluske)
01:00 ▪️ Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇦 | Bosna i Hercegovina / Босна и Херцеговина 🇧🇦 (song: Vino piju nane age Sarajlije)
01:39 ▪️ Romania 🇷🇴 | România 🇷🇴 (dances: suita de dansuri muntenesti, geamparalele)
02:31 ▪️ Croatia 🇭🇷 | Hrvatska 🇭🇷 (dance: drmeš pleše cijeli svijet)
03:20 ▪️ Republic of Kosovo*
04:30 ▪️ North Macedonia 🇲🇰 | Република Северна Македонија – Republika e Maqedonisë së Veriut 🇲🇰 (dances: dracevka, malesevka)
05:31 ▪️ Greece 🇬🇷 | Ελλάδα 🇬🇷 (dances: gaida – mpella Olympia, to Margoudi, tsestos, zagorisios, tsamikos)
07:27 ▪️ Albania 🇦🇱 | Shqipëria 🇦🇱 (dances: polifonia jugut, valle me motive te veriut, valle e Peshkopise)
08:37 ▪️ Serbia 🇷🇸 | Србија 🇷🇸 (dances: Užičko kolo, Selsko kolo, Vlaške igre)
09:42 ▪️ Montenegro 🇲🇪 | Црна Гора 🇲🇪 (dance: Crnogorski oro)
10:14 ▪️ Turkey 🇹🇷 | Türkiye 🇹🇷 (dance: Kırklareli karşılaması)
10:51 ▪️ Slovenia 🇸🇮 | Slovenija 🇸🇮 (song: Zagodi nam muzikant)
11:28 ▪️ Bulgaria 🇧🇬 | България 🇧🇬 (dance: Pazardzhishka kopanitsa)
13:00 ▪️ Outro | Flag presentation (song: Ederlezi)

© Everything belongs to the respected owners, most of them mentioned above. Nothing belongs to me, there is no personal gain. Just quick entertainment. ©


  • Kosovo is a partially recognised republic. It declared independence from Serbia in 2008, and has since gained diplomatic recognition by 97 member states of the United Nations.

The map chosen is defined by the Soča–Vipava–Krka–Sava–Danube border suggestion. Entirely in the peninsula are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia. Mostly in the peninsula are Croatia (southern mainland), Greece (Macedonia, Thrace, Thessaly, Epirus, Central Greece, Peloponnese), Italy (Trieste and Monfalcone), Romania (Dobruja), Serbia (Central Serbia), Slovenia (southwestern part) and Turkey (Eastern Thrace). Italy is not considered a Balkan state. Slovenia is also not considered a Balkan state by ethnologists, due to it being part of the Austro-Hungarian empire thus having Central European mentality and culture. Greece is a Western country with a Mediterranean culture. Even so, its mainland is considered Balkan by ethnologists, for having similar traditions and mentality, but its islands are entirely in the Mediterranean sphere.

😎 🇦🇱 🇧🇦 🇧🇬 🇭🇷 🇬🇷 🇲🇪 🇲🇰 🇷🇴 🇷🇸 🇸🇮 🇹🇷
Thank you for watching!! Did you enjoy the dances? Did I add your favorite ones? See you in the next episode! Stay safe and stay tuned!
| Quarantined.
~ Vasilis Petropoulos.


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