Traditional Bosnian and Herzogovinian songs are ganga, rera, and from the Ottoman era the most popular is sevdalinka.
Pop and Rock music has a tradition here as well, with the more famous musicians including Dino Zonić, Goran Bregović, Davorin Popović, Kemal Monteno, Zdravko Čolić, Edo Maajka and Dino Merlin.
Also, it would be unfair not to mention some of the talented composers such as Đorđe Novković, Esad Arnautalić, Kornelije Kovač, and many pop and rock bands, for example, Bijelo Dugme, Indexi, Plavi Orkestar, Zabranjeno Pušenje, who were among the leading ones in the former Yugoslavia.
Bosnia is home to the composer Dušan Šestić, the creator of the current national anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina and father of singer Marija Šestić, composer Saša Lošić and pianist Sasha Toperich.
In the villages, especially in Herzegovina, Bosniaks, Serbs, and Croats play the ancient Gusle.
The gusle is used mainly to recite epic poems in a usually dramatic tone.