Jewish Troubadours: Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen
|Venue:||Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU|
Our Jewish Troubadours Bob Dylan & Leonard Cohen
Recent events highlighted the remarkable achievements of two outstanding Jewish singer-songwriters, Bob Dylan, the Nobel Laureate for Literature in 2016, and Leonard Cohen, who passed away a few weeks after the prize was announced. Although both figures actively explored and at times embraced other religious traditions, they each have acknowledged and cultivated key aspects of Jewish identity. As the Tel Aviv University Museum's current exhibit on Dylan points out. "It is difficult to think of a Jewish musician who has had a greater influence in the 20th century culture than Bob Dylan. Dylan is one of the greatest American poets, the voice of an entire generation. "Similarly, a memorial article in Haaretz notes, "Leonard Cohen was one of the most explicitly Jewish popular songwriters since the ancient King David, whose Psalms he expertly imitated over a five-decade career."
This event features an introduction by Distinguished Professor Tudor Parfitt, lectures by FIU Porfessor Steven Heine and UC-Santa Barbara Professor Elliot R. Wolfson. In addition, musical accompaniment featuring songs such as Dylan's "Forever Young" and Cohen's "Hallelujah."
$5 Museum Members, $10 Non-Member, Free for FIU Students