The story of Barbaro:
It was a new years eve party back in 1986 when Herpai and Jorgosz met. They had a blast… As a matter of fact they had so much fun that they decided to form a band. After the drunkennes was gone the plan was still alive and the band was coming together quickly.
In February of '87 in the basement of the Lágymányos Community Centre the "ancient" Barbaro started rehearsing. Sándor Cziranku - guitar, Sándor Herpai - drums, Miklós Lengyelfi II. - bass, Ökrös Csaba - violin and Tzortzoglou Jorgosz - lead vocal and derbuca. The Band first live gig took place at the Diósgyõr Folk Festival in the summer of '87. The Band's unusual sound was a huge success. The first formation of the group didn't live too long. First Ökrös, then Lengyelfi said good bye to Barbaro. They got replaced by Nikola Parov and Tamás Zsoldos.
Barbaro made its first album in 1990 with it's new line-up. The album contained covers of folk songs and it was released on Hungaroton Records. Titled simply: Barbaro I.
01 - Kerek a szöllö (Round Is The Grape)
02 - Haramia (Brigand)
03 - Bánat (Grief)
04 - Kórus (Choir)
05 - Elment az én rózsám (My Rose Is Gone)
06 - Adjon az Isten (God Give You)
07 - Kesergés (Lamentation)
08 - Gyere ki te (Come Out You)
09 - Barbár tánc (Barbaric Dance)
10 - Hösi ének (Heroic Song)