Joan Baez: Social Activist

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Joan Baez is an American folk musician. Her music often contained messages of protest, calling for social justice (specifically, nonviolence, civil and human rights, and the environment). She began recording music in 1960, achieving immediate success as a folk singer, but since the countercultural movement, has diversified to rock, pop, classical, country, and gospel. Baez’s unique vocal style and political activism had a significant impact on popular music. She was one of the first artist to use her popularity as a vehicle for social and political protests.
In the early to mid-1960s, Baez continued to elevate her status in the folk music community, emerging at the forefront of the American roots revival as well as introducing audiences

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