Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, presented the 2nd Barbara Prize to the singer-songwriter L.

The jury was composed this year of:

- Marie-Paule Belle, singer
- Gérard Daguerre, Barbara’s musician and pianist
- Gérard Depardieu, actor
- Kevin Douvillez, Francofolies programmer
- Thierry Lecamp, journalist for Europe 1
- Bernard Serf, Barbara’s nephew
- Philippe Vannier, Head of Music at TV5 Monde

After rewarding the passion and talent of Carmen Maria Vega in 2010,
the jury 2011 has wished to salute the poetry of the texts and the voiceprint if
Her sensual and feminine compositions charmed the jury.
With her real name Raphaële Lannadère, L sings and gives small concerts
for his very young family. Around the age of 20, with the help of an ethnomusicologist,
it studies Gypsy, Corsican, Bulgarian, gospel and fado polyphony, which
mark his music and his singing.

In 2002, she chose a stage name, L, initial of her name, and gave her
first concert in the cellar of a Parisian rotisserie, accompanied by
which will become Babx. Then follows many concerts, in which
it covers the classics of French song (Piaf, Ferré, Brel,
Barbara...), and during which she hones her writing. She also has
sung with Brazilian Ricardo Tete or Teofilo Chantre. His first EP 6
titles released in 2008. In 2010, she was invited to the Spring Discoveries of
Bourges and the Chantier des Francos. She writes for Camelia Jordana.
His first album, «Initiale», was released in April 2011.

The Barbara Award was created in 2010 to encourage a young performer,
author and/or composer whose talent is in the wake of the great
artist disappeared in 1997. TV5 Monde will dedicate an issue of his show
and the Barbara Festival in Saint-Marcellin will receive L in
its 2012 edition.