Sinan Sakić

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Sinan Sakić
Background information
Birth nameSinan Sakić
Born(1956-10-13)13 October 1956
Loznica, PR Serbia, Yugoslavia
Died1 June 2018(2018-06-01) (aged 61)
Belgrade, Serbia
Genresfolk, turbo-folk, pop-folk
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1978–2018

Sinan Sakić (Serbian Cyrillic: Синан Сакић; 13 October 1956 – 1 June 2018)[1] was a Serbian recording artist of mixed Romani-Serb ethnicity.

Sakić first reached massive popularity as a member in the Yugoslav turbo-folk band Južni Vetar (Southern Wind), but also had a successful career as a solo vocalist, until 2014, when his health began to get progressively worse. In total, as a solo performer and a band member, he released 27 albums. Arguably, Sakić was one of the most successful artists of Former Yugoslavia.

Musical career[edit]

He launched his career in 1978 with the singles "Sreli smo se mnogo kasno" and "Jedna tuga za dva druga".

Sakić gained notoriety in the 1980's as a vocalist in the Yugoslav-based music act Južni Vetar, alongside Dragana Mirković, Mile Kitić, Šemsa Suljaković and Kemal Malovčić.[2] Sakić was a member from 1982 until 1991, when Miodrag Mile Ilić (also known as Mile Bas) had health problems. While Ilić was hospitalised, Sinan recorded two albums for the production Zoran Starčević: Ljubila me žena ta (1992), Korak do sna (1993). When Ilić left hospital, Sakić rejoined Južni Vetar and recorded 7 albums: U meni potraži spas (1994), Ruža i trn (1995), Zoko, moja Zoko (1996), Dodirni me (1997), Drž' se Mile još si živ (1998) and Ne, ne daj da te ljubi (2001).

After 17 albums with Miodrag Mile Ilić, Perica Zdravković, Sava Bojić and Branislav Vasić he again left Južni Vetar. As Sakić's health began to deteriorate due to drugs and alcohol, his career began to suffer a stagnation in the 2010's.[3] In late 2014, he did a show on Zvezde Granda singing his signature songs "Lepa do bola" and "Ej otkad sam se rodio". Due to his poor health, his last recording was in 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Sinan Sakić gained his first musical experience from his father who was a musician in the military orchestra.

He married Sabina on June 29th 1981.[4] He has three sons and one daughter: Alen, Medo, Rašid and Đulka. Medo Sakić is also an acclaimed singer.[5] Rašid is currently imprisoned for murder charges.[6][7]

He visited guru Sathya Sai Baba in India every year from 1996 until Baba's death in 2011.[8]

Death[edit]

After being advised by a number of doctors from the region, it was determined that Sakić would have to undergo a liver transplant as a lasting solution to his liver problems. He was placed on a waiting list for the organ, however, after suffering a heart attack, his health further deteriorated. He left hospital and decided to stay at home while the organ was obtained and while he waited for the surgery that was to be conducted at Padua, Italy. He passed away on June 1 2018.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • Mala Šemsa (compilation of singles from 1978–1981)
  • Miko, druže moj (1982)
  • Što me pitaš kako živim (1983)
  • Pogledaj me (1984)
  • Reci sve želje (1985)
  • Pusti me da živim (1986)
  • Svi grešimo (1987)
  • Čaša po čaša (1988)
  • Reci čašo (1989)
  • Kad se vrate skitnice (1990)
  • Na Balkanu (1991)
  • Ljubila me ta žena (1992)
  • Korak do sna (1993)
  • U meni potraži spas (1994)
  • Ruža i trn (1995)
  • Zoko, moja Zoko (1996)
  • Dodirni me (1997)
  • Drž’ se Mile još si živ (1998)
  • Ne, ne daj da te ljubi (2000)
  • Nisi više zaljubljena (2001)
  • Pijem na eks (2002)
  • Lepa do bola (2005)
  • To je moj život (2009)
  • Šalu na stranu (2011)
  • Jedina (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sinan Sakic passed away: A famous singer lost a battle with severe illness". Telegraf (in Serbian). 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  2. ^ Ljerka V. Rasmussen (2002). Newly Composed Folk Music of Yugoslavia. Psychology Press. pp. 140–. ISBN 978-0-415-93966-9.
  3. ^ "Sinan Sakic: Ne stidim se sto su me ohvatili s drogom". www.kurir.rs.
  4. ^ "Sinan i Sabina Sakić setili se svog venčanja! (FOTO)". Archived from the original on 13 April 2015.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Sinan Sakic bi se gusio u suzama kad bi pevao Sine moj". www.blic.rs.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 April 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.

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