Buffy Sainte Marie: An Evening With A Legend

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Buffy Sainte Marie: An Evening With A Legend
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Legendary Cree singer-songwriter, activist, educator, and visual artist Buffy Sainte-Marie was born on the Plains Cree Piapot First Nation Reserve in the Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada. A self-taught pianist and guitarist, Sainte-Marie began touring on her own in the early ‘60s. She performed everywhere, from concert halls to folk music festivals, and from Native American reservations to coffeehouses—often with other emerging Canadian artists including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.

Experiences in the 1960s inspired her to write her songs “Cod’ine” and “Universal Soldier,” the latter of which became a hit for Donovan. During this time, she was named Billboard magazine’s Best New Artist. She also wrote songs such as “Now That The Buffalo’s Gone” to address the mistreatment of Native Americans, which created much controversy at the time.

Artist's website: http://buffysainte-marie.com/
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By: Musical Instrument Museum - MIM