Joan Baez Shares ‘The President Sang Amazing Grace’ Video

Joan Baez honored the victims of the 2015 Charleston church shooting as well as President Barack Obama’s emotional eulogy in a new video for “The President Sang Amazing Grace.” The song, which was written by Zoe Mulford, appears on Baez’s new album, Whistle Down the Wind. Filmmaker and painter Jeff Scher directed the video for “The President Sang Amazing Grace” using watercolor and pastel to recreate the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Obama’s visit and the portraits of the nine men and women killed by Dylann Roof. “I wanted to give the animation a human, non-digital feel,” Scher told The Atlantic. “I wanted the scenes to feel like they were blooming from the white of the paper, like a photograph in a developer or a memory emerging from a cloud. I wanted it to feel as if the scenes were being remembered . which is really the grand goal of the song.” Baez is gearing up for her final tour ever, with a North American leg set to launch September 11 in Ithaca, New York and wrap November 17 in Oakland. Copyright(c) 2018 All Rights ReservedLess «

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