Traditional urban songs that have been created and are sung in Vranje, both a cappella and in vocal and instrumental arrangements. They have continuously been present in the town of Vranje from the second half of the 19th century to the present. A especial place among them is occupied by the songs associated with specific places, persons and events in the town. The distinct feature of the melody line is its mobility, the tendency to abrupt but gentle leaps and subtle ornaments. The metro-rhythmic pattern consists of uniform and mixed bars and the rubato rhythm. The subtlety of the singer's voice and a devoted approach to the content of the song, accompanied with high moral attitudes presented by the singer as a person are the aesthetic imperative.
This performance practice has been developed among numerous musicians, singers and instrumentalists in Vranje, a town in southern Serbia