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Cohen's new project in Spain

Post by Chema » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:20 pm

According to Spanish news agencies, a Cohen's new project in
Spain will be related to the flamenco. Here is the link and the
Google translation:

http://www.europapress.es/andalucia/sev ... 93059.html

Leonard Cohen will participate in the new project Flamenco Juan
Lebron, which could have Charlize Theron


The singer and poet Leonard Cohen will participate in the new project
of producer Juan Lebron, a new series that will join remastered
content 'Sevillanas' and 'Flamenco' by Carlos Saura, who could have
also attended by the actress South African Charlize Theron. With a
budget of 1.5 million, this project will also feature the poet José
Manuel Caballero Bonald, the dancer Sara Baras and singer Miguel
Poveda.

Lebron explains himself to Europa Press, recalling that this year
marks the 20 anniversary of the premiere of 'Sevillanas' Saura, "both
films are going to remaster, later to be retrained in the Bienal de
Flamenco de Sevilla". But he continues, "has long been thinking about
the idea of all the material available a new television format that
was directed more to the international market, those people who do not
know the flamenco", which "needed to give it some educational content,
and also to submit that someone who was well known in the world of
music. "

Thus continues the producer, "turning, we think the best person would
be an international icon, and a love of flamenco, Lorca and Andalusia
as Cohen, who was proposed and accepted it." The poet and musician
from Montreal put the image and voice to text Caballero Bonald, who
will write the contents of the series, which "will be extraordinary
and that flamenco is going to open new channels of communication and
knowledge ". The producer will shortly begin work on the script with
the poet Cadiz.

Although the format is not fully defined yet, Lebron will be a clear
informative format in which Cohen, for example, "appears first in
English explaining why you like flamenco, and then between stick and
stick, just over 30 between 'Sevillanas' and 'Flamenco', will give
short explanations of this art. "In addition, the producer says it is
trying to get the series, which will consist of five episodes of 45
minutes, "was filmed in Spain on October, when Cohen has planned
several activities in our country, and I would love to match during
the days of the Seville Biennial, "and that the product" to be
completed by January 2013. "

But this project does not end here, and Juan Lebron is also scheduled
for the same with the South African actress Charlize Theron, who says,
"dances extraordinarily flamenco". In this regard, explains that
during his childhood in the suburbs of Johannesburg, between six and
twelve years, the artist attended an academy run by a woman from
Granada, then the idea "is to create a certain number of international
learning, in which Poveda sing a Seville and Sara Baras will practice
this teaching with Theron giving a master class. "

Any case, Lebron makes clear that while the agreement with Cohen "is
fully closed, Theron is not yet completely closed."
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Re: Cohen's new project in Spain

Post by BEATRIZ SALLES » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:38 pm

Amazing project!
Leonard Cohen introducing Flamenco to the world!
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Re: Cohen's new project in Spain

Post by tomsakic » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:15 am

I always fight with Google translation, it is like the worst possible surrealistic writings.

So I didn't get a clue what's Leonard involvement? He will do English voice-over narration as the TV series is aimed at the international audience?
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Re: Cohen's new project in Spain

Post by BEATRIZ SALLES » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:21 am

That's it Tom.
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Re: Cohen's new project in Spain

Post by tomsakic » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:27 am

Thanks, Beatriz... I got that from "appears first in English explaining why you like flamenco, and then between stick and stick, just over 30 between 'Sevillanas' and 'Flamenco'" ... I still wonder between which sticks will Leonard appear::))

(I highly presume that "sticks" is actually here instead of "fragments", "parts" [of the TV show], meaning that Leonard's narration will attach musical numbers of that documentary together.)
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Re: Cohen's new project in Spain

Post by BEATRIZ SALLES » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:56 am

tomsakic wrote:Thanks, Beatriz... I got that from "appears first in English explaining why you like flamenco, and then between stick and stick, just over 30 between 'Sevillanas' and 'Flamenco'" ... I still wonder between which sticks will Leonard appear::))

(I highly presume that "sticks" is actually here instead of "fragments", "parts" [of the TV show], meaning that Leonard's narration will attach musical numbers of that documentary together.)

Ha, ha this is one of the best parts of the google translation:

"Palo" (literally stick) is how every different flamenco rythm is called in Spanish. In the Saura's films, "Sevillanas" and "Flamenco", there are 30 "palos". Leonard Cohen will put his voice and image to explain each of them from texts of the poet from Cadiz, Caballero Bonald. On the whole there will be five 45min programs.
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Re: Cohen's new project in Spain

Post by LisaLCFan » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:32 am

This sounds like a wonderful project! Leonard Cohen and flamenco music are two of my favourite things, so I'll definitely be looking forward to seeing it.
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Re: Cohen's new project in Spain

Post by BEATRIZ SALLES » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:35 pm

Thanks to Juan Luis Corcobado on FB, here is a more understandable link in English

http://blog.andalucia.com/?p=5958
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Re: Cohen's new project in Spain

Post by Goldin » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:45 pm

DrHGuy has just published a normal (readable by humans :D ) translation made by our Canadian friend Coco Éclair:
http://1heckofaguy.com/2012/04/12/the-l ... r-english/
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Re: Cohen's new project in Spain

Post by lizzytysh » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:20 pm

Nooooo, Tom... BING is THE WORST possible hatchet-job, garbled translation, bar none! Coco Eclair on the other hand is the best!!!

I remember how Leonard said he loves flamenco! How exciting for him to be so intricately involved in this production... for all the world to learn and for even more to discover him. I love that Charlize Theron is so skilled in the art, too.

This is a wonderful thing and it looks like Leonard will be VERY busy whilst in Spain 8) .
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