Eastern Europe

UCLA Ethnomusicology World Music Instrument Collection - Eastern Europe

Instruments of Eastern Europe

The Eastern Europe collection includes 40 pieces from this area, some of which are in active use. Instruments such as the gusla, a bowed lute from Serbia, are in good condition and kept on display in our instrument rooms. The gaida, a Bulgarian goatskin bagpipe, is used by the Music and Dance of the Balkans Ensemble.

Global Melodies: Balkan Music Ensemble
The Balkan Music Ensemble, led by co-directors Ivan Varimezov and Tzvetanka Varimezova, performs traditional Bulgarian songs.