Joan Baez to perform in Istanbul

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 28.06.2015 22:06

Legendary folk singer Joan Baez, one of the musicians that are identified with the ‘68 generation, will perform at Cemil Topuzlu Open-air Stage on July 1. Known as a strong activist, Baez gives voice to her unforgettable songs like "Diamonds & Rust," "Donna Donna" and "Queen of Hearts," as well as classics such as "Suzanne" by Leonard Cohen, "House of The Rising Sun" by the Animals, "Blowin' in the Wind" by Bob Dylan and "Imagine" by John Lennon. Baez has been producing music in the industry for 50 years and has recorded over 30 studio albums so far. Regarded as one of the most important voices of popular music, the artist came to Istanbul in 2004 for the first time as a guest of the 11th Istanbul Jazz Festival. She was among the legendary stars that were featured in Woodstock's line-up in 1969 and she has been writing and performing songs about freedom and human rights since the beginning of her career. Baez was also granted a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 Grammy Awards and was presented with an Ambassador of Conscience Award by Amnesty International this year.

When: July 1

Where: Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Stage

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