October 18 at 7:00pm on KPJK TV
In 2015, Grammy nominated singer Perla Batalla began pondering songs to include in a followup CD to her 2007 tribute release to friend and mentor Leonard Cohen. As a longtime singer and touring band member with the legendary songwriter, Perla knew there was much of Cohen’s body of work she still wanted to perform and record. Cohen's passing in November 2016 reaffirmed Batalla’s mission of sharing the lesser-known songs of Canada's poet laureate to a younger public mostly familiar with the well-covered, “Hallelujah”. She also wanted to dispel the too common mischaracterization of Cohen as “The Godfather of Gloom”. Perla Batalla in the House of Cohen reveals the timelessness of Cohen's art through Batalla's signature crosscultural style, to convey her sincere respect and deep love for the music, the poetry, and most of all for her dear friend, Leonard Cohen.