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Buffy Sainte-Marie

Canadian musician

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Canadian musician
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birthday
20th
February, 1941
Birth Place
Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

Buffy Sainte-Marie, CC (born Beverly Sainte-Marie, c. February 20, 1941) is an Indigenous Canadian-American singer-songwriter, musician, Oscar-winning composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist. Throughout her career in all of these areas, her work has focused on issues facing Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Her singing and writing repertoire also includes subjects of love, war, religion, and mysticism. She has won recognition, awards and honours for her music as well as her work in education and social activism. Among her most popular songs are “Universal Soldier”, “Cod’ine”, “Until It’s Time for You to Go”, “Now That the Buffalo’s Gone”, and her covers of Mickey Newbury’s “Mister Can’t You See” and Joni Mitchell’s “The Circle Game”. Her music has been recorded by Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Donovan, Joe Cocker, Jennifer Warnes, Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Roberta Flack, Janis Joplin, and Glen Campbell.
In 1983, Sainte-Marie became the first Indigenous person to win an Oscar. Her song “Up Where We Belong”, co-written for the film An Officer and a Gentleman, won both the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 55th Academy Awards and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
In 1997, she founded the Cradleboard Teaching Project, an educational curriculum devoted to better understanding Native Americans.

instruments played
autoharp
Guitar
Harmonica
mouthbow
percussion
Piano
ukulele
Vocals
Associated Acts

Joni Mitchell, Pete Seeger, Leonard Cohen

Birth Name

Beverly Sainte-Marie

Genres

Folk First Nations indigenous rock country folk electronic

Occupations

Musician singer-songwriter composer record producer visual artist educator social activist actress humanitarian

Years Active

1963 present

Name

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Nationality

Canada

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