Ladies Who Sing Leonard to feature 16 of the best female vocalists paying tribute to Leonard Cohen

The Festival of Jewish Arts and Music (FOJAM) have prepared a special event to wrap up their Homeward Bound series. Ladies Who Sing Leonard will feature 16 of the world’s best female vocalists paying tribute to the legendary Leonard Cohen.

The event will take place on November 7, coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the Music Great’s passing.

The tribute concert will an all-female lineup including Ninet Tayeb (Israel), Kate Ceberano, Katie Noonan, Deborah Conway, Kylie Auldist, Emily Lubitz (Tinpan Orange), Gabriella Cohen, Emma Donovan, Kee’ahn, and Loretta Miller (Jazz Party). Other guests include Melody Pool, Imogen Clark, Alma & Hettie Zygier, Tamara Reichman (Tamara & the Dreams), and Sophia Tuv. Additionally, there will be an in-conversation with singer-songwriter and FOJAM curator Anita Lester.

“It’s been 20 years since I fell hard for the words of Leonard Cohen and the pictures he painted,” says Lester. “This project is inspired by my (sometimes confused) Jewish heritage, the spirit of my homeland and all the sex, love and death that falls in between.”

The event promises to be more than just a night of Leonard Cohen covers, with vocalists being asked to weave the Canadian songwriter’s words ‘around their own unique narratives” to create an immersive and heartfelt evening of music and storytelling.

FOJAM’s Homeward Bound online series began back in June with their event Unorthodox: Stories of Escape, which featured acclaimed authors as part of a panel discussion. Despite COVID-19 disruptions, the series continued, offering a ‘pay what you can’ basis.

Ladies Who Sing Leonard will be held via Zoom on Saturday November 7 with a ‘pay what you can’ basis. Register for the event HERE.

Ed Hirst

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