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Zana

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Zana was formed in 1980 in Belgrade, Serbia by Zoran “Kikamac” Živanović (keyboards) and Radovan Jovićević (guitar). The band was named after its first and most popular lead vocalist, Zana Nimani. The band released several singles before their first album “Loše vesti uz rege za pivsku flašu” was released for the Yugoslav major label Jugoton in 1981. During this short and less known initial period, Zana was a New Wave band and part of the Yugoslav New Wave music scene. They were featured on the compilations “Svi marš na ples!” and “Vrući dani i vrele noći”. The band and especially Zana Nimani herself gained nationwide popularity across the former Yugoslavia with their very successful second album “Dodirni mi kolena” released for Jugoton in 1982. With this album, the band shifted towards a more power pop sound, thus fusing New Wave music with more radio-friendly pop. However, certain elements of the then-popular New Romantic and synthpop sound are also evident on this record. The album was recorded in Torsby, Sweden between May 20 and June 25, 1982, with the line-up: Zana Nimani (vocalist); Kikamac (ARP omnisynthesizer and piano); Radovan Jovićević and Igor “Mali” Jovanović (guitar); Bogdan “Bogi” Dragović (bass guitar and backing vocals); Pavle “Paja Banana” Nikolić (drums), Bylla Gunnar Byllin (percussion); Goran Nillson (saxophone) and Tini (Roland guitar synthesizer).

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