Tuesday, 07 June 2016 13:25

The Maine Place to Be

April 28th 1996, Maine Rd, Manchester City Football Ground, we arrived early, very early, in fact very, very early, 9am to be precise.
Published in Music
Thursday, 07 April 2016 13:12

A Short Biog of Herman's Hermits on ZANI

The Heartbeats formed in Manchester (UK) in 1963 and the original line-up was Keith Hopwood (guitar and vocals), Derek “Lek” Leckenby (guitar and vocals), Karl Green (bass and vocals), and Jan Barry Whitwam (drums).
Published in Music
Trying to define a subculture in an entertaining and descriptive way without sounding like a professor of Sociology is a hard task.
Published in Culture
Monday, 01 February 2016 15:13

Brass Tacks PUNK documentary Manchester 1977


Brass Tacks was a current affairs programme shown on BBC2 between 1977 and 1988. On one episode called Punk Rock, which was broadcast on 3rd August 1977
Published in Video of the Week
That old northern business…. A field
After battle utters its own sound
Which is like nothing on earth’
Geoffrey Hill
Published in Sport
Thursday, 22 October 2015 16:05

Manchester Band Space Monkeys Converse to ZANI

Back in the Atmosphere: Manchester band Space Monkeys talk Tony Wilson, influences and LP, The Daddy of them All.
Published in Music
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 18:42

Terry Callier – An Extra-Ordinary Joe

Located at the corner of Swan and Oak Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, a Bat-signesque, white neon Dizzy Gillespie cuts through the dank, early October predictably Manchester weather.
Published in Music
Manchester band, Purple Heart Parade (or PHP for short) are becoming no strangers to the festival curcuit.
Published in Music

Check out the the third and final documentary in the self-funded Beyond Series trilogy
Published in Video of the Week
Sunday, 28 June 2015 14:07

Too Much Rock N Roll

After a whole series of rumours and counter rumours. News has finally emerged of the confirmed major TV drama planned for UK and international television, Too Much Rock N Roll.
Published in Culture
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About Us

ZANI was conceived in late 2008 and the fan base gradually grew by word of mouth. Key contributors came from those of the music, film and fashion industry and the voice of ZANI grew louder. So, when in 2013 investor, contributor and fan of ZANI Alan McGee* offered his support to help restyle and relaunch the site it was inevitable that traffic would increase dramatically and continues to grow. *Alan McGee co-founder of Creation Records and new label 359 Music..

 

What We Do

ZANI is an independent online magazine for readers interested in contemporary culture, covering Music, Film & TV, Sport, Art amongst other cultural topics. Relevant to modern times ZANI is a dynamic website and a flagship for creative movement and thinking wherever our readers live in the world.