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The Anniversary of Woodstock

Forty-two years ago this week, half a million people gathered on a dairy farm near Bethel, New York to listen to 32 acts perform over a rainy weekend. Two sounds coming from San Francisco who were part of the Woodstock experience are also featured in American Sabor: Joan Baez and Carlos Santana. This week, we’ll highlight their musical contributions.

Baez is best known as the Queen of Folk Music, a genre that helped galvanize members of the 1960s civil rights and anti-war movement. It is said that the folk genre climaxed during Woodstock where Baez ended her performance with the civil rights song, “We Shall Overcome.”