Buffy Sainte-Marie – Bluesfest Sideshow
Wednesday 08 April 2020
Academy Award-winning music icon Buffy Sainte-Marie is returning to Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns this April while she's in the country for Bluesfest Byron Bay.
Since her ground-breaking debut 'It’s My Way!' in 1964, Cree singer-songwriter Sainte-Marie has been a trailblazer, a tireless advocate for Indigenous people, an innovative artist, and a disruptor of the status quo. Buffy Sainte-Marie has spent her whole life creating, and her artistry, humanitarian efforts, and Indigenous leadership have made her a unique force in the music industry. In 1969, she made one of the world’s first electronic vocal albums. In 1982, she became the only Indigenous person to win an Oscar. first woman to breastfeed on national television.
She's been blacklisted and silenced. She's written pop standards sung and recorded by the likes of Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Donovan, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes. She penned 'Universal Soldier', the definitive anti-war anthem of the 20th century.
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