Krakow Bids Farewell To Leonard Cohen

15086215_10154916760774063_1316609354_nMalgorzata Matzk forwards these photos and writes:

We’ve just arrived from the event held in Cracow Poland to bid farewell to Leonard Cohen. We were singing Polish translation of Hallelujah, I guess hundreds of people gathered in Royal Market of Cracow but I can not know for sure.

More photos and a video of the singing can be found at Mieszkańcy Krakowa i artyści żegnają Leonarda Cohena 

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Glen Hansard Covers So Long Marianne & Famous Blue Raincoat With Javier Mas In Leonard Cohen Tribute – Antwerp

Glen Hansard, alog with Cohen’s guitarist Javier Mas, performed So Long Marianne and Famous Blue Raincoat as a tribute to Leonard Cohen in De Roma in Antwerp, Belgium on Nov 18, 2016

Krakow Bids Farewell To Leonard Cohen – Nov 20, 2016

15095065_10154631428626963_5348029176191117978_nOn Sunday, November 20 at 18:00, Krakow citizens and artists will gather in Kraków’s Rynek Główny to say goodbye Leonard Cohen. The farewell is organized by the City of Krakow and the– Krakow Festival Office in cooperation with the Znak publishing house.

Krakow, which began hosting festivals featuring songs by Leonard Cohen in the 1980s, will again pay tribute to the Canadian singer-songwriter through joint performance of the iconic song “Hallelujah.”  Cohen fans will gather at the Main Square to sing one of his most famous compositions along with Krakow artists and choir, conducted by Stanislaw Radwan. The song’s lyrics have been translated into Polish by Maciej Zembaty and Maciej Karpinski.

All interested are strongly encouraged to bring lanterns, candles and candles

More information can be found at Kraków żegna Cohena and the event’s Facebook Page.

Credit Due Department: Thanks to Beata M. Wołoszyn, who provided this information.

“He imparted so much wisdom. He was a translator between the gods and humans.” kd lang on singing for Leonard Cohen

kilIn 2006, kd lang performed  Hallelujah at Leonard Cohen’s induction into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

There’s something about the lyrics that transport you into a more meditative state. To me it’s [about] the struggle between having human desire and searching for spiritual wisdom. It’s being caught between those two placesquotedown2

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From ‘I was excruciatingly nervous’: k.d. lang on singing ‘Hallelujah’ for Leonard Cohen by David Friend (CTV News: November 12, 2016)

More information about kd lang & Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah at KD Lang’s Cover Of “Hallelujah” Is On Leonard Cohen’s Jukebox