Music from Canada – Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie (born 20 February 1941, real first name: Beverly) is a Canadian musician, composer, performing artist, educator and social activist of Indian descent. Between 1976 and 1981 Buffy appeared regularly in the children’s show Sesame Street, and gave younger, mainly North American, television viewers an idea of ​​the lifestyle of the Plains and Pueblo Indians. For The song ” Up Where We Belong “, sung by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes for the film” an officer and a gentleman “she received an  Oscar in 1982.  Her album “Illuminations ” has been added to the “Wire´s List “

4 thoughts on “Music from Canada – Buffy Sainte-Marie

  1. I remember being amazed watching the excellent BBC series ‘Songwriters Circle’ when Buffy appeared, learning that she’d written ‘up where we be belong’. I always associated her with the haunting ‘Soldier blue’, and to find she’d written this massive mainstream hit was something of a surprise – but hearing her perform it unaccompanied at the piano was a delight.

  2. Buffy Sainte Marie has a very special and fantastic voice – and her songs are great. Still!
    Buffy was for many years one of my favorite singers – thanks for posting her music here again :-)

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