Joan Baez – A Diamond without Rust in Bonn

Joan_Baez-37-EditWho better to review this year’s Kunst!Rasen concert by world Folk Music legend Joan Baez than Bonn’s own Folk Music legend John Harrison?     This rather special evening was  part of a European tour covering ‘only’ eight countries but a lifetime of music that went (and still goes) beyond borders of Country, Race or Religion.  Does she still care?  At one stage I saw a man walk past the front audience row just as Baez was beginning to play.  She stopped, requested simply of the man who had distracted everybody “Please don’t do that” and began the song all over again.  John Harrison takes up the story…

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Kunst!Rasen Part Two

ZazBonnThe second stage of this season’s Kunst!Rasen season is already underway (time flies!) after Thursday’s Klassik Piknik in the sun and Friday’s Passenger show come Zaz (Sunday), Hubert von Goisern (Monday) and the legendary Joan Baez (Wednesday and sold out I’m told!)
Lots still to enjoy down by the Rhine then…