Music from Bosnia and Herzegovina was first recorded on cylinders during the Paris Exhibition in 1900. In 1907/1908 a series of recordings were made in Sarajevo and soon after commercially published as a part of the Zonophone series by Grammophone Company. Even though most of these recordings have been lost to history with the First World War, they provide us with an important glimpse into the state of Bosnian music scene in the beginning of the 20th Century. This paper offers an overview of the local perception of these recordings in local press, literature and subsequent repertoire of musicians in Sarajevo and wider region.