Island Rab, TRADITION AND FOLKLORE
Whether on the threshing floor, in the meadow by the spring or in the courtyard of the bridegroom’s house, the tanac has been danced to the sounds of the sopile and mih. The tanac is a traditional island dance that was danced both by peasants - powerfully and broadly - and the nobility - gracefully and seductively.
There are folk ensembles on Rab that preserve the tradition and pass it on to the youngest generation.
In this way its uniqueness is preserved, together with its connection to its roots.
One form of traditional song has survived thanks to the klapsko (a cappella) singing that has managed to keep step with modern life.
There are no less than three male klapa ensemblesand one female on Rab. Klapa concerts and the occasional performances by folklore ensembles are an opportunity for tourists to also get to know part of the national cultural tradition of Rab.