Banana (band)

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Banana
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Banana performing live in Niš in 1985
Background information
Origin Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Genres Rock, pop rock, power pop
Years active 1985 – 1988
Labels PGP-RTB
Associated acts Partibrejkers
Past members Aleksandra Toković
Boban Šaranović
Dragan Lončar
Srđan Cincar
Igor Borojević

Banana (Serbian Cyrillic: Банана) were a former Yugoslav pop rock band.

Band history[edit]

Banana was formed in 1985 in Belgrade. They released their debut album Ponoćni pasaži (Midnight Sections) in 1986 in the following lineup: Aleksandra Toković (daughter of the famous composer Dragan Toković, vocals), Dragan Lončar (guitar), Boban Šaranović (bass guitar), Srđan Cincar (keyboards) and Igor Borojević (drums).[1] The album was pop rock-oriented and featured the guitarist Duda Bezuha, Bajaga i Instruktori keyboardist Saša Lokner and former Zamba vocalist and bass guitarist Bogdan Dragović as guest musicians.[2] In the summer of 1987, the band performed in Czechoslovakia, and at the beginning of 1988, they released their second album Banana‚ produced by keyboardist Đorđe Petrović.[3] Aleksandra Toković wrote seven songs[4] which marked the band's shift towards power pop. Soon after, Banana disbanded.

Post breakup[edit]

Borojević became a member of Partibrejkers, Aleksandra Toković became a television presenter at Radio Television of Serbia and Cincar formed the band Fantomi.

Discography[edit]

  • Ponoćni pasaži (1986)
  • Banana (1988)

References[edit]