BARBARA ( 1930 – 1997)

The French Singer and Songwriter known simply as “Barbara” had a huge following in the French speaking world.

A slim and elegant woman with short hair and striking dark eyes who appeared on stage mostly dressed in black.

Barbara belonged to the tradition of singers like Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens for whom music was vehicle for poetry.

Roland Romanelli who composed many of of Barbara songs and who was her accordionist on stage for many years (also a life partner) came to the opening of “ La maison de Barbara” in Ayvalık on 19 June 2016. He was accompanied by Rebecca Mai who is the star performer of the musical called L’Homme en Habit Rouge. Together they gave a mini concert at that opening reception.