Tribute to Leonard Cohen: Barcelona Feb 25, 2017

tribFrom Ateneu Roig Facebook Page [via Google Translate]:

Saturday at 19:00 we do a tribute to Leonard Cohen, watch videos and enjoy with the live versions of Jorcx and maybe have some more surprises.

Credit Due Department: Thanks to Laurence of Paris who forwarded this photo and to her friend Josep Tomà, who took the shot

Hear Leonard Cohen’s Lover, Lover, Lover Performed In Hebrew


Indie musician Shai Tsabari released a new rendition this week of Leonard Cohen’s 1974 song “Lover, Lover, Lover.” Shlomi Shaban is responsible for the Hebrew version of the song.

In this rendition of the song that Cohen wrote during the Yom Kippur War, the final lines are, literally: “And may the spirit of this song / waft in pure freedom / May it be a shield for you / against the enemy and the cold.” In rock pianist Shlomi Shaban’s translation into Hebrew, the lines rhyme.

From This Version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Lover, Lover, Lover’ Is Not Something You Hear Often (Haaretz: Feb 19, 2017)

Thanks to Batia Gilad, who alerted me to this video and to Jugurtha Harchaoui, who alerted me to the Haaretz article.

Video: Judy Collins Performs Suzanne At Grammys Premiere In Honor Of Leonard Cohen

Judy Collins, whose early recordings of Leonard Cohen’s music first introduced the Canadian singer-songwriter to a wide audience, paid tribute to her fellow worker in song at the 59th GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony on Feb. 12, 2017 with a gorgeous cover of Suzanne that earned a standing ovation.