Saturday, August 13

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Leonard Cohen #Legend
Culture & Literature, Music

Leonard Cohen #Legend

Sumi Bal reflects on the tragic loss of Leonard Cohen. Another one bites the dust. What a crappy year for humanity. On the plus side, there’s only about six weeks left of this BS we call 2016. Leonard Cohen died on the 7th of November and, despite being 82 and having a good run at this life thing, it came as very unexpected. For those who are unaware, Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was a Canadian poet, singer and songwriter, known for his song, 'Hallelujah'. Other notable songs are 'Suzanne', 'Famous Blue Raincoat' and 'Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye'. 'Chelsea Hotel No 2' is one of my favourites, which is supposedly about a love affair Cohen had with Janis Joplin. I’ll be the first to admit his baritone voice isn’t for everyone, even if it is hauntingly beautiful. If it isn’t f...
Coffee House Sessions: Izzy Bizu
Features

Coffee House Sessions: Izzy Bizu

Jess Hines talks us through the beautiful performance that Izzy Bizu shared with the students of Royal Holloway and the interview that took place shortly after... The atmosphere at Crosslands was cozy and calm. Laughter danced in the air, as the equipment was set up and the cameras began rolling as 21 year-old singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu crooned into the microphone a little; soundcheck. Her velvet voice quickly drew the attention of the entire room, students turned in their seats as their eyes were lured to the front. Izzy warned the audience she’d only just woken up, tired after performing twice already that day in different locations, for her university coffeehouse tour. Her voice however was so powerful, so strong yet it appeared to flow effortlessly from her lips as she began her se...