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About Barbara Pravi

Presented in association with the French Embassy in Ireland as part of the Francophonie Festival 2022.

Barbara Pravi grew up in a harmonious and multicultural family: her parents were born in France, her grandparents are Serbian and Iranian, North-African jews and Polish. This open-mindedness lies at the heart of her education and ethos and is an important feature that underpins her character, through which she very soon express e day earning independence. However, her strong personality meant that her path to education wasn’t always as smooth as hoped.

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After graduating from school thanks to the help of a literature teacher, she signs up to study law at the Paris Sorbonne University, however with no definite plan in mind. Two years later, she decides to drop her studies to follow a path that truly inspires and drives her: music. Thanks to odd jobs working nights in bars and restaurants, she produces her own music: As she turned 22, she posted her first video directed with the help of friends. It didn’t take long for her to be spotted by Capitol, and sign her first record contract with the prestigious label. In 2016 she is cast as one of the three main leads in the musical Un été 44.

Barbara subsequently releases her first EP ‘Pas Grandir’ in 2017 and lands her first rôle as an actress in a TV feature called La Sainte Famille, directed by Marrion Sarraut. Shortly after she is picked by Florent Pagny to open for him 23 nights in a row during his 55 Tour show. At the end of 2018, she changes her management team to work with Élodie Filleul. In February 2020, she co-produces, writes the lyrics and music for her second EP “Reviens pour l’hiver”. She has since collaborated with many artists such as Yannick Noah, Julie Zenatti, Chimène Badi, Jaden Smith and writes for Carla (Bim Bam Toi) and Valentina (J’imagine), thanks to whom France won the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

She regularly uses her platform to denounce violence to women and is very vocal about defending women’s rights. In 2018, she took part with 38 women in the recording of Debout les femmes, the official song for the French Women’s Liberation Movement (Mouvement de Libération des Femmes). Ever since Barbara has been invited to speak during the celebration of International Women’s Day on the 8th March. More recently she released her own reinterpretations of “Kids”, “Notes pour trop tard ” as well as a new song “Chair”. In 2021, she releases a collection of polyphonic prayers and takes part in the “Eurovision you decide” contest with the song “Voilà”.

She is voted the winner and is selected to represent France in the 2021 Eurovision Song Content.

“Voilà” is taken from Barbara Pravi’s first album to be released next fall.

This concert is presented in association with the French Embassy in Ireland as part of the Francophonie Festival 2022.

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Thursday 3rd March 2021
7.30pm – 11.00pm

€22.50 + Booking Fee

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