Bruno Nicolini, better known by his stage name Bénabar, is a French songwriter and singer, who could be compared to Vincent Delerm and other singers from his generation. Like many of them, he was influenced by Georges Brassens, Renaud, Jacques Higelin and also Tom Waits. His songs describe day-to-day life events with humor and a tender cynicism. They are influenced by French chanson and a heavy influence is placed on the piano or the accordion and on typical French fanfare (brass band) for the most upbeat of them. This genre of music is very typically French and differs from most in that emphasis is placed on appreciation of the lyrics and that it is linked to a specific culture of modern “guinche” (slang for “guinguette“) appreciated a lot by Bobos among others.
This DVD album entitled Reprise des négociations comes from his 2006 tour singing live from the Halle Tony Garier theater on November 18, 2006 and from the Bercy theater in Paris on November 30, 2006. It is sung in French without subtitles.