Malka chats with elusive poet

by Sid Adilman
Toronto Star
September 4, 1974

Malka, the folksinger turned broadcaster, follows her exclusive CBC-Radio in-depth interview with Joni Mitchell this coming season in a 90-minute recorded chat with an equally elusive Leonard Cohen.

The Cohen interview, as with Joni Mitchell, is for The Entertainers series. Malka met the poet casually in Montreal recently and persuaded him to discuss his career in candid terms before a microphone. Her radio career only a year old this fall has been marked by success. The Mitchell show drew rounds of praise, and a recent hour-long portrait of the Bedouins she recorded on the scene in Israel has been selected as one of CBC's entries in the annual Ohio State Award competition.

In October, she'll turn singer again for a group of radio music shows with composer-arranger Milan Kymlicka. Now that's versatility few Canadian performers have shown...


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