The singing life of Barbara started in the fifties in Paris. Her original name was Monique Serf. She became real famous in early sixties.

Serif Kaynar discovered her in 1968 while listening to a long play at his neighbour’s house of Ms. Leyla Süren.

After falling in love with the voice of this super woman Serif Kaynar collected all her videos, CD’s, books of Barbara. He made two special trips to Paris to watch her in live performance at Chatelet Concert Hall.

The passion of Barbara increased over the years for Şerif Kaynar.

Finally he initiated a Arts Residence Project in Ayvalık called “La Maison de Barbara” in 2010.

Serif Kaynar describes her “An outstanding talent who inspired me throughout my life.