Barbariki – from Russia
I have been listening to the songs of Barbariki a lot lately and even if their music is classified as “children music”, I like it because of the energy it holds and the uplifting vibes that can make you smile even if the weather is gray and rainy. Barbariki is not your typical children’s group. Its five members – three boys (Nikita, Oleg, Ruslan) and two girls (Dasha and Sofia) were chosen by the artistic director of Street Magic (Volshebniki Dvora), Vitaliy Ososhnik, back in 2007.
In three years, thanks to their creativity and talent, they have become one of the best known modern children’s groups in Russia. It all started when children from studio Street Magic were needed to do voice overs and music for the Russian-Canadian animated series Lelik and Barbarik. Now the group has released a CD with 10 songs, most of which become hits, liked by both children and by adults who relive their childhood through the group’s music. All songs were originally written for the series but, thanks to the wonderful sincere texts and exceptional melodies, they are perceived as independent pieces of music. Barbariki’s songs are full of healthy humor and a bit of nostalgia. The group sings about all the wonderful things in life – such as true friendship, solidarity, love of family, taking care of our smaller brethren…etc