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Zia is a name of at least five acts:

1) Zia Atabi, of 1960’s Iranian rock.
2) An American electronic act.
3) An alternative rock en español band.
4) A romanisation of 지아, a pseudonym of Korean singer 박지혜.
5) A South African band.

1) A mononym Zia Atabi, of 1960’s Iranian rock. His releases, under this name, include: “Helelyos” and “Kofriam”.

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2) An exclusively electronic band who began performing on the East Coast, USA. Founded in 1992 by Elaine Walker, they bang-out pro-space and sci-fi music on futuristic instruments. All of the synths are triggered live on futuristic home-made MIDI triggers including circuit board drum pads, the “star castle”, the “plutotar”, “planetar”, and Elaine’s Vertical Keyboards, (a patent pending instrument). Microtonal musical scales run rampant throughout the ZIA repertoire. In the pop genre this is a monumental task which adds an eerie, futuristic edge to the songs. ZIA was together for 11 years in Boston and NYC, and relocated to Arizona 2003. ZIA has 3 full length albums and two EPs. The newest release, Martians, was officially released at the first XPrize Cup! The video for the title track was filmed on Devon Island in the Canadian High Arctic (75°North), commissioned by the Haughton-Mars Project. ZIA is currently working on a 4th full length album and developing a larger Vegas-stye show, complete with a spacey story line!

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  • PrincessxRinoa

    지아 (Zia) ~_~

    12 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Kamatari_cheboo

    The Korean Zia is 지아 [2]

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
  • drinkmywine

    it sucks that we have two groups on one page, it's like situation with two Bradford bands((

    9 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Roncsipar

    Zia Atabi is unreal.

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
  • texray

    Electro space Zia is the coolest :) [2]

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • pjroos

    The South African Zia played from 1985 (when they started as Cindy Alter Band) through to around 1989.

    21 Aug 2010 Reply
  • erielm

    The Korean Zia is 지아

    6 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Ayure-chan

    Where is the korean ZiA? D:

    19 Jun 2010 Reply
  • ashleyrobb

    http://www.last.fm/music/Zia/+images/45303379 picture of the Iranian Zia

    20 Apr 2010 Reply
  • ruizmussa

    y esta no es la banda trip hop que canta una mujer ??

    20 Apr 2010 Reply
  • blibblipblib

    ditto. should have looked closer when I added to the wiki, I'll put the Persian one first in that case

    9 Apr 2010 Reply
  • rodanside

    I'm listening to the Iranian Zia too.

    7 Mar 2010 Reply
  • NoahJacquemin

    Looks like the top two tracks played of Zia are by none of these four descriptions above, but by the Persian pop star Zia Atabi from the 70's. It's hard for me to find much information out there except he left the music business and moved to the US where he started a TV channel in Farsi (NITV). Somewhere I read he was called the "Tom Jones of Iran."

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • inabillity

    there was also an Iranian garage rock band from the 60s called Zia.

    16 Aug 2009 Reply
  • LiveSufferDie

    Electro space Zia is the coolest : )

    18 Apr 2009 Reply
  • frais84

    si!! lo conseguimos jaja, ahora SÍ sois "ROCK"!! después del movimiento pro-"zia es una banda de rock copón!" jaja. Pronto echaremos de aqui la banda electrónica chunga ésa, junto con sus fotos horterísimas! Segid así sois la polla! ;)

    17 Nov 2008 Reply
  • gl1tch

    oy. i started this page for zia ages ago...and last.fm dumped all over it. :)

    11 Sep 2008 Reply
  • drzarkov

    This entry is chaotic. A mixture of two bands named Zia. An electro-band and a spanish rock band.

    31 Aug 2008 Reply
  • harrypxtina

    lol, the korean singer has spread into the charts T.T

    22 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Crispiter

    "De agua" es un temazo como un piano!!!

    12 Aug 2008 Reply
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