Igra Staklenih Perli, the ultimate ex-Yugoslavian space/psychedelic rock band, was formed in 1976 in Belgrade, Serbia, having been named after the famous novel by Hermann Hesse - "Das Glasperlenspiel" (The Glass Beads Game). Igra Staklenih Perli labelled their music style as "stream of consciousness music". Their both studio albums, the first eponymous "Igra Staklenih Perli" from 1979 and the second "Vrt Svetlosti" from 1980, are pretty similar in sound and resemble the style from early Pink Floyd and Hawkwind psychedelia, to German kraut-rock (notably Can and Tangerine Dream), to Hillage-era Gong among many…
Space/psychedelic rock band from Belgrade, Serbia (ex Yugoslavia) formed in 1976, having been named after the famous novel by Hermann Hesse "Das Glasperlenspiel" (The Glass Beads Game). 'ISP' officially published only two albums: "Igra Staklenih Perli"('78) and "Garden of Light"('79) .
The group's last public concert was in 1985 in Sava Centar, Belgrade, Serbia. At the beginning of 1990s three albums of ISP old live material released for the German-based label Kalemegdan Disk.
Igra Staklenih Perli reunited in 2011, but after concerts in Belgrade, Zagreb, Novi Sad and Nis, the band split into two factions: "Igra Staklenih Perli (original)", consisting of Zoran Lakić (keyboards, vocals), Vojkan Joe Rakić (guitar), Slobodan "Boba" Trbojević (electric bass & synth) and Dragan Šoć (drums, percussion), and "ISP: The Next Generation", consisting of Draško "Drak" Nikodijević (bass guitar, vox), Predrag "Wolf" Vuković (percussion, vocals) and Ivan Stanković (guitar vocals).
Ten years after the live album São João Vivo on the same topic, Gilberto Gil again celebrates June's popular saints festivities on the buoyant Fé na Festa. Such festivities were brought from Portugal and became an important part of Brazilian culture, especially the cult of São João (Saint John) in the northeast region. The music associated with these festivities is typically performed with instruments brought by (or derived from) the Portuguese colons, such as the accordion, violin, triangle, cavaquinho, and sanfona. While Gilberto Gil has an international reputation as a musical revolutionary, thank to his tropicalista origins, he is also a superb classicist, as his many projects in Brazilian folk music can attest.