Staniša Stošić

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Staniša Stošić
Stanisa stosic.jpg
Background information
Born 1945
Vranje, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Died April 7, 2008(2008-04-07)
Genres Serbian traditional music
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1963–2008

Staniša Stošić (Станиша Стошић) (1945 – April 7, 2008) was a Serbian folk singer known for melodies from his home region of Vranje in Southern Serbia, which earned him the nickname of "Serbian Pavarotti" and "Father of the southern melodies". His most popular song was Lela Vranjanka.[1]


He was born 1945 in the village of Vrbovo near Vladičin Han.

He sang the first time in Radio Belgrade, 1963, and won the "Zlatiborski narcis" festival in 1966 with the song Stojanke, bela Vranjanke. Lela Vranjanka was recorded in 1972. Its melody is very similar to the instrumental Miserlou by Dick Dale featured in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, both being based on the old Middle-Eastern song, Misirlou, whose true origin is difficult to trace.[original research?]

In 2007, he was awarded the Special Lifetime Award by the Serbian Ministry of Culture for his efforts on preserving Serbian music tradition.[2]

Albums and Songs[edit]

  • Antologija vranjanskih narodnih pesama
  • Moje najlepše pesme
  • Žal za mlados'

Famous songs[edit]

  • Lela Vranjanka (Dragan Toković)
  • Dimitrijo, sine Mitre
  • Simbil cveće
  • Zbog tebe, mome ubava
  • Stani, zoro, stani
  • Belo Lenče
  • Šano dušo, Šano mori, otvori mi vrata

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