Joan Baez Shares New ‘Civil War’ Video

Joan Baez has released a new video for “Civil War,” a song off her latest album, Whistle Down the Wind. The track was written by Joe Henry. The new clip, directed by New York University professor Deborah Willis, features dancers Djassi Johnson and Kevin Bozeman in 19th century garb. A mix of contemporary photographs and historical portraits of black Civil War soldiers and slaves are projected onto the screen and their bodies as they move to the folk song. “The video adds a surprise dimension to Joe Henry’s song, ‘Civil War.’ Executed with grace and beauty, it turns a corner even Joe could not have anticipated,” Baez says of the video. Baez released Whistle Down the Wind, which is widely expected to be her final album, last month. Copyright(c) 2018 All Rights ReservedLess «

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