Photos, Review Of 2009 Leonard Cohen León Concert


July 31, 2009 Leonard Cohen León Concert Review

The following text is a Google translation of the opening paragraph of Leonard Cohen tiñe León con la amargura de sus plegarias poéticas by Cristina Fanjul, published in Diario de León on August 1, 2009.  Although the computer translation is, as is often the case, almost comic at points, the language approaches poetry, leaving those of us ignorant of Portugese wondering how lovely this newspaper review of a Cohen concert must be in its native idiom.

leon2Leonard Cohen Dyes Leon With The Bitterness Of His Poetic Prayers

As a contemporary Lord Byron, the beautiful loser with a burning violin, Leonard Cohen led thousands in León to recover the beauty of songs which after years of silence. Wearing his hat as master of ceremonies, the Canadian poet deployed the magic of Dance Me To The End Of Love, The Future,  Ain’t No Cure For Love and Everybody Knows. Leonard Cohen yesterday became one of the most important cultural events of the city and Leon Arena was capital for almost three hours of epic music that shapes a poet to transcend the mud, singing and continues to look for individuality that he considers unattainable.

Credit Due Department: These gorgeous photos from the July 31, 2009 Leonard Cohen concert in León were taken by Indiana Caba.


Note: Originally posted Aug 2, 2009 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

One Reply to “Photos, Review Of 2009 Leonard Cohen León Concert”

  1. Brenda Large

    This review must have been written by a poet. Is it possible to get a more accurate translation? Please try. Meanwhile thank you writer Christina Fanjul and photographer Indiana Caba.