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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cohen defies critics with Israeli gig

Cohen defies critics with Israeli gig - Middle East, World - The Independent: "He – literally – danced off the stage before each of three encores, one of which charmed the enraptured crowd to their feet in an excited singalong, thousands waving their green glow sticks in time to 'So Long Marianne'. He and his gravelly bass baritone voice were at peak form, from a gloriously funky 'I'm Your Man' to the dark and haunting 'Famous Blue Raincoat' and, of course, 'Hallelujah' (which served as a reminder that none of the many cover versions are as good).

But this is Israel, and the political context cannot be ignored."

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