Maciej Zembaty has died :(

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Maciej Zembaty is dead

Postby jeremek » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:32 pm

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Maciej Zembaty has died :(

Postby Mirek » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:37 pm

This is a very sad news for the whole Cohen community - both here in Poland and all over the world. We have just learned that Maciej (Maciek) Zembaty has died today at the age of 67. He in fact introduced Cohen to Polish fans.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maciej_Zembaty
Those who attended Krakow meeting last year were able to meet him during the concert.
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Re: Maciej Zembaty is dead

Postby jeremek » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:39 pm

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Renowned poet, satirist, and translator, a classic black humor, Maciej Zembaty is dead. He died in hospital due to cardiac arrest. He was 67 years - said TVN 24th
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Postby jeremek » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:15 am

Last entry on the blog by Maciej Zembaty in the face of today's news is shocking for me. On 15 June 2011 (after a long silence) last entry titled "reactivation" and reads as follows:


"po długim śnie zimowym, Artysta, poczuwszy wolę bożą ( w kuluarach nazywaną weną) zawiadamia, ze w krótkim czasie, ku chwale Ojczyzny - z martwych powstanie…
czerwiec 15th, 2011"

after the long winter sleep, Artist, having felt the God`s will (with unofficially named creative inspiration), he is notifying that in the short time, to the glory of the Homeland, will rise from the dead...
June 15 th, 2011

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Re: Maciej Zembaty has died :(

Postby Maarten » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:27 am

Very sad news, indeed...
RIP, Maciej...

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Re: Maciej Zembaty has died :(

Postby mirka » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:40 am


His Polish translations of LC poems were ingenious, his covers were often very different from originals, he brought Leonard Cohen into the pop culture in Poland in the beginning of '80.
He made me curious of the English texts enough to spend hours trying to decipher them, later when I moved to California I took with me among most prized possessions a box of tapes with his covers.


A couple of his last performances:
"Passing through" and "Bird on the wire", open air concert recorded June 2010, great performance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDnqFY3tuW4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUrKojD_KG4

"Dance me to the end of love" by Maciej Zembaty and friends, recorded in 2008, with a surprising twist at the end:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlLqv7w_-Jg
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Postby lightasabreeze » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:58 am

My thoughts go to his family.
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Re: Maciej Zembaty has died :(

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:09 pm

This news is so sad, and moreover, he has died at quite a relatively young age. :( I'm just so glad I saw him perform at the Krakow LC Event last year - that was a real privilege.

My condolences to his family and friends and the Polish people who loved him.

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Postby Artur » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:44 pm

sad, sad news indeed. i travelled many a mile to see his shows. always great. will be missed thru and thru.

have a look at his rendition of Story of Isaac in 1978:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqjTeS_l42g

This is the Prometheus who gave Cohen to the Polish people.
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Re: Maciej Zembaty has died :(

Postby daveeliver » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:42 pm

Hi
The following show has been made available earlier today on Dime

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... ?id=363030
Leonard Cohen related: "Songs of Love and Hate: Leonard Cohen's Ballads" TV Special May 1978 Warszawa, Poland, pre-TV PAL DVD - R.I.P. Maciej Zembaty
Complete show. All the songs used in this fabled 1978 TV production "Piesni milosci i nienawisci" were recorded on 28 May 1978. The poems recited by the late great Roman Wilhelmi were recorded on 28 and 29 May 1979.
All songs and poems written by Leonard Cohen and translated into Polish by Maciej Zembaty & Maciej Karpinski.

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Performers:

Marek Jackowski - guitar (musical director)
John Porter - guitar (musical director)
Jacek Bednarek - double bass
Jan Kanty Pawluskiewicz - piano, vocals
Teresa Haremza - vocals
Kora Ostrowska - vocals
Elzbieta Adamiak - vocals
Andrzej Poniedzielski - vocals, guitar
Waldemar Chylinski - vocals
Maciej Zembaty - vocals

Roman Wilhelmi - recitations
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Re: Maciej Zembaty has died :(

Postby mirka » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:17 am

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Hi Dave, is it possibke to cut Torrent file into separate songs and post on YouTube ? could you do it if it is ?

The show published on Dime is the historical one that introduced Leonard to the "masses" in Poland.
It was shown on public TV, and it was so different from anything pumped by the official propaganda at that time that it seemed like a broadcast from a different planet. Apparently human beings retain basic human instincts even when undergoing massive brain washing though, as the songs (also played later on the public radio) attracted huge following in Poland, so that LC's 1985 concerts in Warsaw and other Polish cities were played to the audience well familiar with his repertoir.
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Maciej Zembaty has died :(

Postby daveeliver » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:04 am

Hi Mirka,
I'll try this weekend, but no guarantees. However if you pm me with an address to which I can send a complete copy of the downloaded show, I would be happy to do that.
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Re: Maciej Zembaty has died :(

Postby kaz » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:01 pm

In the memory of Maciej ,on the day of his funeral,July 8th,trumpet player will play Hallelujah
from the tower of St.Mary`s Basilica in Krakow.
Polish Radio Trojka will be broadcast it , http://www.polskieradio.pl/9,Trojka.
2 pm (CET),GMT+2:00.
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Re: Maciej Zembaty has died :(

Postby Mollydog » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:35 pm

What a wonderful tribute to Maciej and the legacy that he has left.
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Re: Maciej Zembaty has died :(

Postby msadurski » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:45 am

Hello everybody,
All the songs used in this fabled 1978 TV production "Piesni milosci i nienawisci" were recorded on 28 May 1978. The poems recited by the late great Roman Wilhelmi were recorded on 28 and 29 May 1979.
It seems to be an error. Wilhelmi's recitation couldn't be recorded a year after the recording of the show.

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