Laurence of Paris alerts us to this elegant tribute to Leonard Cohen at the 2017 Victoires de la Musique
At last night’s BAFTAs, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016, played Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah while images of artists who died in the past year were displayed on the screen. This video captures an earlier performance of Hallelujah by the same artist.
Credit Due Department: Thanks to Clive Davies & Adrian du Plessis, who alerted me to this tribute. Photo by Stuart Chalmers
But the tributes to late musicians packed the night’s biggest punch. Davis took to the podium to honor his onetime Columbia Records artist Leonard Cohen, before introducing Jennifer Hudson. The Grammy winner, dressed in an ethereal white gown, delivered a powerhouse rendition of the singer/songwriter’s signature Hallelujah
From Jennifer Hudson’s rousing Leonard Cohen tribute steals Clive Davis party by Patrick Ryan , USA Today: Feb 12, 2018)
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Credit Due Department: Photo by David Torcivia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikipedia Commons
The stage show, created by Daniel Wyszogrodzki and starring Renata Przemyk, from which this CD originated and the genesis of the CD itself are covered in an excellent article (written in Polish but readable in Google English translation): “Boogie Street”. Renata Przemyk śpiewa songi Leonarda Cohena by Jacek Cieślak (Rzeczpospolita: Jan 15, 2017)
Label: Agora (PL)
Release date: 2017/01/27
Catalogue number: 786959748521
1. Boogie Street
2. Dość kochałeś już [You Have Loved Enough]
3. Oto jest [Here It Is]
4. Dla Ciebie tak [There For You]
5. Ponad mrokiem rzek [By The Rivers Dark]
6. Listy [The Letters]
7. Na pocałunków dnie [A Thousand Kisses Deep]
8. Odchodzi Aleksandra [Alexandra Leaving]
9. Słowik [Nightingale]
10. Sama miłość [Love Itself]
11. Za sprawą kilku piosenek… [Because Of…]
12. Wiara [The Faith]
13. Boogie Street (Repryza)
Polish cover versions performed live by Renata Przemyk in 2016.
Credit Due Department: Thanks to Dominique BOILE, who alerted me to this CD.
The official press release from the MAC follows:
Montréal, January 18, 2017 – The MAC is pleased to announce the participation of world-renowned visual artist Jenny Holzer in the Leonard Cohen – Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything exhibition. The Musée also unveils a new partnership with CBC / Radio-Canada that will offer visitors a rich and innovative experience. By working together, the two organizations will celebrate Leonard Cohen’s body of work while extending and broadening the reach of the exhibition, which is presented as part of the official program of the festivities for Montréal’s 375th anniversary.
First visual artist announced
Jenny Holzer is the first visual artist to be announced by the MAC for the Leonard Cohen exhibition. She will join the ranks of the previously announced musicians, namely Lou Doillon, Jean Leloup and Ariane Moffatt. The eagerly awaited exhibition is co-curated by John Zeppetelli and Victor Shiffman as part of the official programming for Montréal’s 375th anniversary. Created exclusively for the MAC, the exhibit will offer the public a collection of brand-new works commissioned from and created by some 25 local and international artists from various disciplines such as the visual arts, performance art, music, the written word and film.
Silo No. 5 illuminated in Leonard Cohen’s honour
Video Of “The First Images Of The Projections”
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