Music of Slovakia
The Slovaks are a Slavic people, closely related to the Czechs Due to long-term political ties, Hungarian music has also been influential in Slovakia. Popular music began to replace folk music beginning in the 1950s, when Slovakia was a part of Czechoslovakia; American jazz, R&B, and rock and roll were popular, alongside waltzes, polkas, and czardas, among other folk forms.
Folk instruments include the fujara (a flute), bagpipes, and others, used to make dance music called czardas. Lyrics often concern a local hero named Janosik, a legendary highwayman who brought justice for the oppressed and poor.
(aerofoni) fujara, bagpipes