“Džamahirija” (feat. Zoja Borovčanin), out now (10 October) is the follow-up single to the album’s first single “Vodu Brala” (feat. Tijana Stanković). It is a track of pure propulsion and commitment that echoes early dub productions of Adrian Sherwood, 80’s Yugo-post-punk and the rough and tumble sound of the current Belgrade electronic underground. The song is buoyed by the impassioned vocals of Zoja Borovčanin from the seminal Serbian group Lira Vega.
Vladimir Lenhart says about the single: “the inspiration for “Džamahirija” comes from an old record by a band called The Green Wings – a group of students from Libya who studied in former Yugoslavia.” The Green Wings celebrated the collectivist political theory Jamahiriya (Džamahirija in Serbo-Croatian), a theory that was extolled by the former Libyan leader Gaddafi and was very popular amongst non-aligned countries, including Yugoslavia where it had similarities with their concept of worker’s self-management. “I even found in the Belgrade flea market a Serbo-Croatian spoken word audio tape of Gaddafi’s ‘Green Book’, which I sampled in the song” Lenhart adds. “With Zoja Borovčanin, we made this homage to this revolutionary concept: Jamahiriya.” The song is accompanied by a new music video, full of fascinating vintage footage.