FORA.tv Speaker - Barb Jungr
Barb Jungr is an internationally acclaimed singer, performer and writer. She was born in Rochdale and grew up in Stockport, then moved to London in the mid 1970s to become part of the early alternative cabaret circuit, performing and recording with the cult vocal harmony group 'The Three Courgettes'. After this she formed a 12-year song-writing and musical partnership with the blues guitarist, songwriter and singer Michael Parker. She went solo in the 1990s, and created the harmony shows Hell Bent Heaven Bound with Parker, Christine Collister, Ian Shaw and Helen Watson. These toured the UK, played the Edinburgh Festival, and were invited to the Vancouver and Winnipeg festivals in Canada.
In 2002 the British Council supported Barb's three-week run at New Yorkâ€™s Flea Theatre, for which she won the Backstage Award for Best International Artist. She has since continued to appear regularly in New York, performing at Joe's Pub and Mama Rose's.
As well as her solo recordings, performances and tours, Barb has worked with the Amici multi-disciplinary dance troupe, has directed and produced the work of other artists, and collaborated with composer Jonathan Cooper on his 'Moon Behind The Clouds' song cycle. She was featured in Simon Armitage's award-winning millennial poem Channel 4 film, directed by director Brian Hill, and she created the sell-out cabaret show 'Girl Talk' with the top British singers Mari Wilson and Claire Martin which tours frequently and is being developed for radio and television.
10.27.07 | 01:24:14 min
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