Barbara: Chapeau Bas
Label: Chant du Monde
CD album of the most prestigious French chanson artists with their most re-known songs. All Barbara's life and work are coloured by a long, patient search for her own identity. She who, as a child, used to imagine herself as a concert pianist, finally became a much-admired singer. She who went through many traumatic incidents of both family and racial origin would finally succeed in gaining the recognition and affection of a wide public that acted like balm on her personal scars, no doubt never totally healed. With as much talent as grace, Barbara transformed her darkness into a shining star.