Numa entrevista com Andrew Denton no programa australiano Enough Rope em Julho 2005. O transcripto da entrevista aqui
XANANA GUSMÃO: I was a journalist before the war. And in the articles that I criticise people, I try to hide myself just to be acceptable for...by everybody, and I chose the name Xanana.
ANDREW DENTON: Where did that name come from? Where did you choose that from?
XANANA GUSMÃO: At the time in '60s that, in the early '70s, the...(Sings) # Sha-na-na... #
KIRSTY SWORD GUSMÃO: It was a pop song.
O vídeo com Xanana a cantar uma canção de Sha-na-na está aqui.