Friday, August 22, 2014

Leonard Cohen speech at Prince of Asturias Award in Spain

 Beautiful speech by Leonard Cohen. Only 11 minutes long.  The Prince of Asturia awards are given by Spain's monarchy.  They are the dignitaries the camera keeps panning to.  Cohen is from Canada, part of the British commonwealth.  Leonard long has been known for his love of Frederico Garcia Lorca, a world famous Spanish poet.  He named his daughter "Lorca".  The gratitude story here about a young man teaching Leonard the rudiments of flamenco guitar also demonstrates just how deeply Leonard has been influenced by Spanish arts. 

Here is the video: