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guslar

any of a group of popular narrative singers of the Balkans who perform a traditional music that dates from the 17th century. Guslari are among the few performers continuing the oral tradition of epic poetry in the West and serve as transmitters and interpreters of a repertory of song and epic.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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