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The best kept secret in music

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Discography


It's My Way

Many a Mile

Little Wheel Spin And Spin

I'm Gonna Be A Country Girl Again

Fire & Fleet & Candlelight

Illuminations

Moonshot

She Used To Wanna Be A Ballerina

The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie

Best Of Buffy Sainte-Marie Vol 2

Quiet Places

Native North American Child

Buffy

Changing Woman

Sweet America

Coincidence and Likely Stories 1991 EMI Records Canada/Chrysallis London

Up Where We Belong 1991 EMI Records Canada/Chrysallis London (All new digital recordings of the classic hits)

Buffy’s own favorite albums

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Buffy Sainte-Marie was a graduating college senior in 1962 and hit the ground running in the early the Sixties, after the beatniks and before the hippies. All alone she toured North America's colleges, reservations and concert halls, meeting huge acclaim from audiences and record companies. By age 24, Buffy Sainte-Marie had appeared all over Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia, receiving honors, medals and awards which continue to this day. Her song Until It's Time for You to Go was recorded by Elvis and Barbra and Cher, and her Universal Soldier became the anthem of the peace movement. For her very first album she was voted Billboard's Best New Artist.

She disappeared suddenly from the mainstream American airwaves as part of a blacklist which affected Eartha Kitt, Taj Mahal and a host of other outspoken performers. Her name was included on White House stationery as among those whose music "deserved to be suppressed". In Indian country and abroad, however, her fame only grew. She continued to appear at countless grassroots concerts, AIM events and other activist benefits. She made 17 albums of her music, three of her own television specials, spent five years on Sesame Street, scored movies, helped to found Canada's 'Music of Aboriginal Canada' JUNO category, raised a son, earned a Ph.D. in Fine Arts, taught Digital Music as adjunct professor at several colleges, and won an Academy Award Oscar for composing.

Buffy Sainte-Marie virtually invented the role of Native American international activist pop star. As a composer, she won an Academy Award in 1982 for the song Up Where We Belong as recorded by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes for the film An Officer and A Gentleman. Buffy re-entered the music scene in 1993 with her comeback album Coincidence and Likely Stories (EMI). That year, she also helped establish a new Juno Award category for music of aboriginal Canada. Her recognition as a major Canadian artist that summer was accented by a performance with the National Arts Center Orchestra at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. That same year, France named Buffy Sainte-Marie 'Best International Artist of 1993' and the United Nations chose her to proclaim the International Year of Indigenous People. In July, she headlined a group of indigenous concert artists out on the arctic tundra of Lapland, with the national television stations of Norway, Sweden, Germany and Finland smiling on. She also starred with Pierce Brosnan in the American television film The Broken Chain.

Buffy continues to draw huge crowds on the concert circuit; she played to 210,000 people in Denmark and a million people in Washington DC for the Smithsonian's 150th birthday; but she never forgets her own people and performs regularly on the smallest of reservations across North America. In February 1996, Buffy released her latest album Up Where We Belong (EMI), a collection of new songs with new recordings of her best songs. She was recently awarded the Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement by the First Americans in the Arts (US), who also paid homage to Buffy and her legendary career by naming the award after her.

Since 1996 Buffy Sainte-Marie has limited her concert appearances to about twenty a year, speaking engagements to about the same number, and focused her time mostly on the Cradleboard Teaching Project, using her multimedia skills to create accurate, enriching core curriculum based in Native American cultural perspectives.

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