Matija Barl

actor and music festival organizer

Matija Barl (February 17, 1940 – August 3, 2018) was a Slovene actor, producer and translator. He was born in Ljubljana. In 1962 he founded and organized the first, oldest and most important Slovenian music festival called Slovenska popevka. [1] He was known for his role as Kekec in the 1951 movie Kekec.

Barl in 1951

Barl died in Marezige on August 3, 2018, aged 78.[2]

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