Video: Leonard Cohen Traces His Love Of Music To His Mother’s Singing & Performs Joan Of Arc


The video, first broadcast on Norwegian TV in May 1988,1 opens with an interview in which Leonard Cohen traces his love of music to his mother’s (Masha Cohen’s) singing. The remainder of the video is Cohen’s performance of “Joan of Arc” with Julie Christensen and Perla Batalla singing backup. Julie Christensen is spotlighted in solo segments of the production.

Leonard Cohen – Interview and Joan Of Arc
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  1. This is a segment of the full program. For the complete version, see Video: Leonard Cohen’s Brilliant 1988 Oslo Performances & Interview on Israeli-Palestinian Politics, Montreal, Songwriter Vs Poet, Parking Meters, & More []