Staniša Stošić

Staniša Stošić (Станиша Стошић) (July 26, 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]

Staniša Stošić
Stanisa stosic.jpg
Background information
BornJuly 26, 1945
Vranje, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Died(2008-04-07)April 7, 2008
GenresSerbian traditional music
Years active1963–2008


He was born July 26, 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, a Serbian interpretation of "Miserlou"[2] was recorded in 1972.

In 2007, he was awarded the Special Lifetime Award by the Serbian Ministry of Culture for his efforts on preserving Serbian music tradition.[3]


  • Antologija vranjanskih narodnih pesama
  • Moje najlepše pesme


  • "Žal za mladost"
  • "Lela Vranjanka" (Dragan Toković)
  • "Dimitrijo, sine Mitre"
  • "Simbil cveće"
  • "Zbog tebe, mome ubava"
  • "Stani stani zoro"
  • "Otvori mi belo lenče"
  • "Šano dušo, Šano mori, otvori mi vrata

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Агенција Врање Прес: Станиша Стошић, народни уметник Archived March 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Todorović Predrag. "The mysterious Misirlou". Muzikologija (in Northern Sami). 2013 (15): 61–89(29). doi:10.2298/MUZ1315061T. English Abstract for Serbian article.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  3. ^ "-{}-: Уметници добитници посебних доживотних признања". Archived from the original on December 15, 2007. Retrieved February 13, 2010.

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