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Buffy Sainte-Marie
 
 
 
 
   
 
     
 
 
   
 
BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
"Running For The Drum"
Also includes DVD "A Multimedia Life"
Irish Release Date 3rd July 2009 on Cooking Vinyl
www.buffysainte-marie.com ~ www.cookingvinyl.com

 Buffy Sainte-Marie to release first album in over 15 Years!

Buffy Sainte-Marie virtually invented the role of Native American international activist pop star. She was a graduating college senior in 1962 and hit the ground running in the early Sixties, touring all alone in North America. She entertained and educated audiences and record companies with their initial dose of Native American reality in the first person who expected to see Pocahontas in fringes.

Her concern for protecting indigenous intellectual property, and her distaste for the exploitation of Native American artists and performers has kept her in the forefront of activism in the arts for forty years.

By age 24, Buffy Sainte-Marie had appeared all over Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia, her song Until It’s Time for You to Go was recorded by Elvis, Barbara Streisand and Cher, and was voted Billboard’s ‘Best New Artist’ for her very first album. She disappeared suddenly from the mainstream American airwaves during the Lyndon Johnson years, as part of a blacklist which also affected Eartha Kitt, Taj Mahal and a host of other outspoken performers. Her name was included on White House stationary as among those whose music “deserved to be suppressed”.

Throughout her career, she has 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 the song "Up Where We Belong"

Running For The Drum is Buffy’s first album since the 1992 release Coincidence and Likely Stories. The album contains twelve new inspired songs and stories about current events, art, politics and the aboriginal people that showcase her emotional integrity and thrilling voice!

The DVD A Multimedia Life, will mark the first time Buffy's extraordinary life story is told on screen. From her early days bursting onto the Greenwich Village folk scene in the 60's, to becoming an Oscar-winning songwriter, a Sesame Street regular, an international Aboriginal spokesperson and a pioneering digital artist. The hour long documentary also features interviews with several well known musicians and includes archival footage and music from a dozen or so songs of hers including "Up Where We Belong", the anti-war anthem "Universal Soldier" and more.

CD Track Listing:
No No Keshagesh
Cho Cho Fire
Workin' for the Government
Little Wheel Spin and Spin
Too Much is Never Enough
To the Ends of the World
When I Had You
Bet My Heart on You
Blue Sunday
Easy Like the Snow Falls Down
America the Beautiful
Still This Love Goes On


DVD - Tracks / Chapters
Opening
Greenwich Village
Growing Up
Consciousness Raising
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Hawaii retreat
Digital Art
Sesame Street
Up Where We Belong
Buffy And Chuck
Cradleboard
Between Two Worlds
Going Home
Ending

 
 
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Academy Award winner Buffy Sainte-Marie was a graduating college senior in 1962 and hit the ground running in the early Sixties, after the beatniks and before the hippies. All alone she toured North America’s colleges, reservations and concert halls, meeting both significant acclaim and huge misperception from audiences and record companies who expected Pocahontas in fringes, and instead were both entertained and educated with their initial dose of Native American reality in the first person.

By age 24, Buffy Sainte-Marie had appeared all over Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia, receiving honours, medals and awards, which continue to this day. Her song Until It’s Time For You To Go, was recorded by Elvis and Barbara 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 mainstream American airwaves during the Lyndon Johnson/Richard Nixon years. 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 Native American country and abroad, however, her fame only grew. Buffy Sainte-Marie 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 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 the song, Up Where We Belong.

Buffy Sainte-Marie virtually invented the role of Native American international activist pop star. Her concern for protecting indigenous intellectual property and her distaste for the exploitation of Native American artists and performers have kept her in the forefront of activism in the arts for forty years. Presently she operates the Nihewan Foundation for Native American Education through which the Cradleboard Teaching Project serves children and teachers throughout North America.

TODAY:

Buffy Sainte-Marie recently completed her 18th album, Running For The Drum, due for release later this year.

Reuniting with former co-producer, Chris Birkett (Coincidence And Likely Stories and Up Where We Belong), Buffy Sainte-Marie’s newest album was recorded in her home studio in Hawaii. Celebrated for her tremendous diversity in song-writing styles, Running For The Drum is a whip-lash collection of power and beauty: folk/toots, pow wow-rock, rockabilly and dance.

Passionate as ever, Buffy Sainte-Marie uses her latest songs to cover an extensive array of commanding themes, including great loves and protest against environmental greed. Running For The Drum, like the artist herself, refuses to be neatly categorised into a single musical genre; instead finds itself among a rare breed of pure music fusion.

There will be a simultaneous DVD release, Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life.

 

 
 
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