Belo Platno is a Serbian band playing traditional music. The symbolism of whiteness is multiple and refers not only to looks (face, hands, breasts) but to qualities as well (chastity, gentleness, purity).
The band, whose name means White Linen was founded in Belgrade in 1997 with the aim of resurrecting and preserving, through songs and playing, Serbian musical tradition and customs concerning weddings, celebrations of patron saints, festivities, and various other occasions. The members of the original group were Predrag-Stole Stojkovic (now monk Lazar), Jelena Jovanovic, Natasa Simic, and Vladimir Simic.
The main characteristics of the music of Belo Platno are the Balkan modal style, striking female voices, and the playing of traditional instruments. The modal style consists of singing and playing according to modes without chordal accompaniment, which is associated with the major-minor scale system. Of musical means, there are rhythm, melody, and harmony, which follows the modal structure of the melody. The musical arrangements for group performances are based on field and other audio recordings. The songs are sung in local Serbian dialects.
* Vladimir Simic
* Natasa Simic
* Zvezdana (Anastasija) Ostojic
* Tanja Damnjanovic
* Filip Krumes
* Akash Bhatt
* Goran Milosevic