Mary Sherhart venerates the ritual practices and social memory oral traditions of the South Slavs that is often coupled with larger festive event and performances. The Kolo, (round dance or to be in the circle) is filled with the love of music and dance. The effect is to heighten festivals as fundamentally acts of commemoration and remembrance.

The songs and kolos are mnemonic practices of South Slavic oral traditions that share two universal features of community and social ceremonies.