Buffy Sainte-Marie is touring constantly, and coming off her critically acclaimed, award-winning 2015 album Power in the Blood, nobody could ever accuse the Academy Award-winning songwriter of taking it easy. Since her groundbreaking debut, 1964’s It’s My Way!, the Cree singer-songwriter has been a trailblazer and a tireless advocate, an innovative artist, and a disruptor of the status quo. Her latest release, Medicine Songs, is a collection of front line songs about unity and resistance – some brand new and some classics. The songs are about the environment, alternative conflict resolution, Indigenous realities, greed, and racketeering. The iconic singer-songwriter does not sugar-coat the truth, nor does she shy away from hard realities. Sainte-Marie makes us feel stronger and more capable of seeing the world around us clearly through her music.
Friday, November 16, 2018