Bascarsija is a true representative of authentic Bosnia and Herzegovina cultural heritage, folklore, dances, songs and costumes. Our work is based on the profession, experts from culture, systematic work and traditional presentation of the folklore heritage and tradition of the existence for more than seven decades. The great richness of this institution and group is the authenticity, originality and artistic value of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian and ex-Yu repertoire of choreography and stage settings. All choreographies and stage settings are set by the greatest and most distinguished experts in the field of folklore and related sciences. Bascarsija is an institution that owns a large collection of original folklore costumes, clothing items, stage costumes and accesories, traditional jewelery and a large number of musical instruments for orchestration and traditional music. Baščaršija is member of CIOFFBIH (International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts) and member of SAKUD KS (Association of cultural and art societies of Canton Sarajevo).
Preserved folklore art has been for centuries served as an inspiration to many artists in creating valuable art pieces in the music, dance and ballet. The ensemble of national folk dances and songs Baščaršija with its stage's performances, rich repertoire and choreography is the soloist and leader in the presentation of authentic folklore creativity of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sarajevo.
The national orchestra repertoire covers arranging choreographed arrangements from Bosnia and Herzegovina and from Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo. The specificity of the orchestra is not only in the quality of arrangements and performances in full orchestral composition, but also in preservation of performances on traditional instruments, including: sargija, zurna, lijerica, and traditional Bosnian drum. The orchestra collaborate and play with all ensembles and sections operating in Bascarsija.
Children's folklore sections of Bascarsija has over 130 small members, divided into several groups such as: performing children's ensembles and preparatory children's ensembles. Each school year, these groups are joining with the children from the school folklore sections from several primary schools with which Bascarsija is actively cooperating .