Nov 10 2021


5:00 pm

Ballad for Two Friends: How Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan Built a Tower of Song

Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen were huge fans of each other — and the influence cut both ways. One a Jew from Montreal, the other from Minnesota, the two men personified an offbeat style of cool, and, with unmistakable voices, sang some of the 20th century’s greatest poetry. In this conversation we shine a light on two prophets of song, one agonized by every line, another whose best work was written in a frenzy, each in their own ways radical tellers of truth in the Jewish tradition.

Forward culture reporter PJ Grisar will moderate with special guests Ezra Furman, musician; Larry “Ratso” Sloman, author and musician; and Denise Sullivan, music journalist and historian.

This conversation is in partnership with the Contemporary Jewish Museum. It will be recorded and sent to registrants.

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  • Date: Nov 10 2021
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