Results for - Your Canadian Roots Are Showing
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1. Canadian treasure Buffy Sainte-Marie has been singing and writing music for five decades and just recently took home the Polaris Music Prize which is awarded to the best Canadian album based on artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation, for her album 'Power in the Blood'. Buffy has, at age 74, more than held her own at creating music and involving herself in human rights since 1963, from the age of 23. She has never stopped working, but her passion has always been the rights of Indigenous people of the Americas. Are you a fan of Buffy Sainte-Marie?
Yes, a huge fan
Admire her as a person, but not into her music
Don't know her
2. As far as the music goes, she has put that on the back-burner to concentrate on her activism, but always came back to it. Are you a fan of any of these songs that either Buffy sang or that she wrote for others?
Until It's Time For You To Go
Up Where We Belong -Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
The Universal Soldier
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee --Indigo Girls
Codine--Janis Joplin, Donovan among others
I'm Gonna Be A Country Boy Again--Glen Campbell and others
Until It's Time For You To Go--Cher, Barbara Streisand among others
Don't know any of these songs
3. Here's some interesting facts about this hard-working woman you may not be familiar with, even if you are a fan. How many of these did you know?
Buffy won an Academy Award for the song 'Up Where We Belong' from 'An Officer and a Gentleman'
Her music was censored by radio stations in the U.S., a move approved by President Johnson
She graduated as a top ten student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Although associated with folk, she ventured into rock and became an early adaptor of using the computer in music
Although born in Canada, she was adopted by a Massachusetts Native American family
She also holds a fine arts degree and her digital art works hang in galleries all over Canada and the U.S.
Not familiar with her at all
Did not know any of these
Other (please specify)
10/08/2015 Music 1675 20 By: Harriet56