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Category French, International
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Barbara was a popular French female singer born as Monique Andrée Serf (June 9, 1930 - November 25, 1997) best known under her stage name . Barbara was the title of a famous song in the fifties whose text comes from Prévert. Monique Serf, born in Paris, France, into a Jewish family, was ten years old when she had to go into hiding during the German occupation of France in World War II. After the war ended, a neighborhood professor of music heard Monique sing and took an interest in helping her develop her talents. She was given vocal lessons and taught to play the piano and eventually she enrolled at the Ecole Supérieure de Musique. However, money was a problem and she gave up her musical studies to sing at "La Fontaine des Quatre Saisons," a then popular cabaret in Paris. A sensitive girl, she was deeply scarred by the war and her family's plight. Her inner feelings of emptiness showed in her appearance and in her songs. It is reported by Barbara in her interrupted autobiography, "il etait un piano noir", that her father sexually abused her when she was ten. He would leave the family to never return- Barbara would come to his burial in Nantes, which originated one of her most popular songs ("Nantes"), immortalizing that time in her life. A tall person, she dressed in black, accentuating her raven hair, as she sang melancholic songs of lost love. From 1950 to 1952, after running away following her father's desertion of her family, she lived in Brussels, Belgium where she became part of an active artistic community. Her painter and writer friends took over an old house, converting it into workshops and a concert hall with a piano where Monique performed the songs of Édith Piaf, Juliette Gréco and Germaine Montéro. However, her career evolved slowly and she struggled constantly to eke out a living. In October of 1953, she married Claude John Luc Sluys, a Belgian law student but they separated in 1956. Later in life, she wrote about her relationships with men in a song saying: "They walk proudly, my men/ I in the front/ them just behind." Returning to Paris, she would meet Jacques Brel and become a lifelong friend, singing many of his songs. Later, she met Georges Brassens whose songs she would eventually begin to use in her act and to record her first album. In the 1950s, she obtained singing engagements at some of the smaller clubs but began building a fan base, particularly with the young students from the Latin Quarter. In 1957 she went back to Brussels to make her first record single but it was not until 1961 that she got a real break when she was engaged to perform at the famous Bobino Music-Hall in Montparnasse. Dressed in a long black robe, she gave a haunting performance but the tough Parisian critics were not kind, saying she lacked naturalness and was stiff and formal in her presentation. She continued to perform at small clubs and two years later at the Théâtre des Capucines, she captured the imagination of the audience and critics alike with an astonishingly powerful performance with new material she had penned herself. From that point on, her career blossomed and she signed a major recording contract in 1964 with Philips Records. Although influenced by songwriters Mireille and Charles Trenet, two of the biggest stars of the day, she nonetheless developed her own style and the writing of her own songs transformed her image into that of a unique singer-song writer. Her intensely poetic lyrics, her dramatic on-stage performances, and the depth of emotion in her voice, all garnered her a huge following that lasted for more than thirty years. In the 1960s she wrote her landmark song, "My most beautiful story of love is you," and others for which she remains famous such as "L'Aigle noir," " Il pleut sur Nantes ," "La Solitude," and "Une Petite Cantate." She made a triumphant return to Bobino in 1964 and returned to sold out audiences several more times. She performed at the Paris Olympia and all the important venues in France, becoming one of her country's most beloved stars. In 1965, she released the album "Barbara chante Barbara" that became an enormous critical and financial success, winning the Grand Prix du Disque of the Charles Cros Academy. At the award ceremony, an emotional Monique Serf ripped her award into several parts, giving a piece to each of her technicians as a sign of her gratitude. Having achieved fame, Monique Serf began using her money and celebrity to do charitable work in aid of impoverished children. In 1969, she announced that she would limit her concert singing and in 1970 she made her acting début in the stage play "Madame" that proved to be a commercial flop. In 1971 she co-starred with Jacques Brel in a film he directed titled Franz for which she wrote the theme song. Two years later she starred in L'Oiseau rare directed by Jean-Claude Brialy. Her final film role came in 1977 in Je suis né à Venise directed by the dancer and choreographer Maurice Béjart. Her career remained extremely active in the 1970s, appearing on television variety shows with stars such as Johnny Hallyday as well as embarking on a tour of Japan, Canada, Belgium, Israel, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Through the 1980s, she continued to tour and to write songs, her album "Seule" was one of France's top grossing releases of 1981. The next year she was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque in recognition of her contribution to French culture. She developed a close working relationship with rising film star, Gérard Depardieu and his wife Élisabeth, collaborating on songs for film and records. In 1982 she went to New York City to perform on piano at the Metropolitan Opera with Mikhail Baryshnikov in a song and dance ballet presentation. She co-wrote the music for the stage play "Lily Passion" with Luc Plamondon in which she co-starred with Gérard Depardieu. In the latter part of the 1980s she became an active participant in the fight against AIDS. In 1988 the government of France awarded her the Legion of Honor. By the 1990s, the sixty year-old "Barbara" was a virtual tour de force in the French entertainment world. Health problems impeded her performing and she began to devote time to the writing of her memoirs. However, she recorded another very successful album in 1996 before respiratory problems took her life in Neuilly-sur-Seine, in November of the following year. She was interred near other members of her family in the Cimetière de Bagneux in Montrouge, just south of Paris. Considered an icon of French musical history, "Barbara" has been honored with her image on a French postage stamp. A number of books have been written about her life and her records still sell in large numbers to this day. It has been a sad fact that Barbara and her music are almost completely unknown in the English-speaking world, unlike Edith Piaf, arguably the only other comparable great French female singer, who is a household name around the world and has had several UK and American hits. Yet her voice, many would say, is much purer and more musical than the powerful tones of the little sparrow, and her songs far more poignant and melodic - quite a claim considering the marvellous melodies created by Piaf. There is a simple sophistication and clarity about Barbara's singing which draws the listener into a seldom accessed world of delicate, exquisite and uplifting emotion. At her best, her music is sublime. It is probably true to say that Barbara is the last major French talent to remain undiscovered outside the French-speaking world. One of the few English-speaking artists to cover her work is Marc Almond, whose version of "amours incestueuses" ('incestuous love") was released on his 1996 album titled "Absinthe". 2)Barbara Hascakova was born on 11th December, 1979 in the Slovak Republic formerly known as Czechoslovakia. At very young age she was interested in music and had shown exceptional talent. She then entered the music industry at the age of fourteen. Her artist name is "BARBARA". She has recorded and released 12 albums in total. 2 solos, 3 duos, 1 with a band and 6 with various artists. The first album "I FEEL GOOD" was released in 1994. It had a great success in central Europe and she was awarded a PLATINUM RECORD. The hit song "DO IT" became number 1 in Europe. The following year Barbara signed on with POLYGRAM RECORDS of Czech Republic under the name "MC ERIC & BARBARA". Barbara and Erik released 3 duo albums "YOU CAN'T STOP", "SECOND", and "GOLD" which were sold throughout Europe and Japan. Barbara then signed on with UNIVERSAL RECORDS SLOVAKIA and at this time during her professional singing career she introduced her own creativity as a composer, songwriter, singer and musician as Pop-Rock artist. Barbara recorded her first solo album at the age of 17. Her album "BARBARA" was awarded a GOLD RECORD. Barbara, as a soloist and as a duo with (MC Eric) has had many successful concerts throughout Europe. In 1999 she was invited to POLANDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL and won the main prize, the "GRAND PRIX" award in the singing contest. Barbara has taped over twenty music video clips and recorded the soundtrack for the movie "FOUNTAIN FOR SUZANNE" also the main part for the musical "MARY STUART" she also has recorded various Christmas and special children's songs. Barbara has received many awards and prizes too numerous to mention as the most popular singer in her country! In 1999, Barbara finished her second solo album "VER, ZE JA" thus satisfying her contract with UNIVERSAL. Barbara performed professionaly in Europe for six years and wanted to live and perform in America. So she moved here and is now a permanent resident. Barbara has released 2 albums ("Secrets Of Happiness" and "Christmas Album") in America and "Me & My Music" in Slovakia. 3) bARBARA is an Israeli noise rock/sludge metal band.Follow on Bandsintown
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Concerts & Tour Date Information
Is Barbara on tour?
Yes, Barbara is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Barbara concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Barbara tour is scheduled for 1 dates across 1 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.
How many upcoming tour dates is Barbara scheduled to play?
Barbara is scheduled to play 1 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.
When does the Barbara tour start?
Barbara’s tour starts Apr 21, 2024 and ends on Apr 21, 2024. They will play 1 cities; their most recent concert was held in Frankfurt Am Main at Volksbühne im Großen Hirschgraben: Studiobühne and their next upcoming concert will be in at .
What venues is Barbara performing at?
As part of the Barbara tour, Barbara is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:
2024 Tour Dates:
Apr 21 - Frankfurt Am Main, Germany @ Volksbühne im Großen Hirschgraben: Studiobühne