Croatia boasts over a thousand miles of glorious Adriatic coastline, because of which it has become one of Europe’s most desirable vacation destinations. According to LonelyPlanet.com’s Croatia page, the nation’s interior “is as beguiling,” and so is its culture, which mixes that of its historic conquerors such as the Romans, the Venetians, the Italians and the Austro-Hungarians with strains that are proudly Slavic. Also, if you’re looking for a city to visit that has Lord Byron’s seal of approval, make sure not to miss Dubrovnik.Â
— Croatia features unique choral traditions like ganga–an acapella style that starts with one vocalist wailing, encouraging others to join in, klapa–a much more melodic form that features folk songs about, according to Wikipedia, “love, wine and country,” and happy tamburica songs about village life in the northern part of the country.
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