The Ensemble was founded in 1926 in Belgrade, initially as a
Singing Ensemble, on a suggestion of a group of employees of the former
Department of trams and public lighting.
That same year, the founders sent a letter to the famous scientist from our region – Nikola Tesla, who lived in America, asking for a permission that the Ensemble would take his name. Two months later, this great, world-known scientist replied to the founders that he was remarkably pleased to give his consent.
The largest section of KUD "Nikola Tesla" from the beginning cultivated picturesque folklore of the people of this region. Richness of repertoire, harmony movement, playful rhythm of folk dances of Serbia and the former Yugoslavia young folk ensemble members drew sympathy and countless ovations at concerts.