Buffy Sainte-Marie

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Bing Concert Hall
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Since her folksinging debut in the 1960s, Buffy Sainte-Marie, a Cree singer-songwriter born in Canada, has been an avatar of the international protest movement and a performer of the first order. She wrote “Til It’s Time for You to Go” and “The Universal Soldier," sang with Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash, and the Muppets, and aided Native Americans through her foundation. Fifty years on, her voice has lost none of its presence and power.

PRESHOW TALK: Join us at 6:30pm for a conversation with Chris Lorway and Steve Jordan, founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize.


Some of you may know Buffy from her early days as a musician and activist in the 1960s. Or maybe you remember her from her time on Sesame Street in the late 1970s or know her Oscar-winning song from An Officer and a Gentleman. What you may not know is her recent history as both a critical voice for indigenous issues and the recipient of the Polaris Prize, Canada’s top musical honor.


—Chris Lorway, Executive Director