Joan Baez comes to Turkey's west
ISTANBULOne of the most influential figures of the 1968 generation, Joan Baez, will meet her fans in Turkey’s İzmir for an open air concert on Aug. 12.
In collaboration with the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) and the İzmir Foundation for Culture, Arts and Education (IKSEV), Baez will take the stage at the İzmir Kültürpark Open Air Theater in the Aegean city.
Baez has been well-known as a leading activist musician since she first took the stage in 1953 at the age of 18. She has released more than 30 albums over the course of half-a-century in music.
Having celebrated her 75th birthday in January at a concert featuring stars such as Paul Simon, Damien Rice, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, and Emmylou Harris, Baez will perform traditional ballads, blues classics, cowboy songs and ethnic folk melodies in her İzmir concert, which is organized with support from Pasion Turca.