UK dates with Morrissey

In a wonderful turn of events, Buffy and her band will be taking a detour after their Australian tour and making a stop in the UK to join beloved artist Morrissey for a string of dates starting on March 18, as well as a headlining show in London on March 26.

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March 18 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena (with Morrissey)

March 20 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena (with Morrissey)

March 21 – Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro (with Morrissey)

March 24 – Belfast, UK @ Odyssey Arena (with Morrissey)

March 26 – London, UK @ The Tabernacle (Buffy Sainte-Marie only)

March 27 – Birmingham, UK @ Barclaycard Arena (with Morrissey)

An Insight into celebrating 45 years of Sesame Street

As the Sesame Street approaches its 45th anniversary, Buffy reflects on her contributions and appearances for the show in this introspective interview.

Buffy lends her voice to the discussion on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

With the recent controversy developing around the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Buffy gives her unique perspective on the new structure and what work still needs to be done.

Three Questions About Human Rights with Buffy Sainte-Marie

In anticipation of her upcoming performance at the opening ceremonies for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on September 20th, Buffy offers inspiring answers to three questions about human rights.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Buffy is honoured to perform at the opening weekend ceremonies (Sept. 19 and 20) for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). Buffy will join the performer list of Canada’ s celebrated musicians including Bruce Cockburn, A Tribe Called Red, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Shad, and Ashley MacIsaac.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. This national commemorative event will be broadcast live.

Buffing up on Buffy Contest!

From Sunday, January 12 to Sunday, January 26, enter the Buffing up on Buffy contest and you could win one of two signed Buffy Sainte Marie albums! It’s simple. Each day a new Buffy song lyric will be posted on Facebook, and we want you to guess which song it’s from. Make sure to “Like” Buffy on Facebook for your first chance to enter. If you “Follow” her on Twitter and leave your Twitter handle when making your guess, you will be entered a second time. All correct answers collected over the next two weeks will be entered to win!

Visit Buffy’s Facebook page to get started

New Artwork Exhibit at Wanuskewin Heritage Park

art-01The exhibit Sixteen Million Colours features eleven of Buffy Sainte-Marie’s works created with digital and photographic technology. The exhibit runs to December 2013.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie art exhibit at Gurevich Fine Art

Buffy’s Sixteen Million Colours: “The reality of the situation is that we are not all dead and stuffed in some museum with the dinosaurs: we are here in the digital age. To me, a Macintosh is a natural and easy to learn tool, and it belongs in the hands of our beadworkers and powwow singers, our linguists, our historians.” – Buffy Sainte-Marie

The work of Buffy Sainte-Marie echoes the love of experimentation displayed in her celebrated career as musician, activist, educator and digital artist. Sainte-Marie’s visual work is multilayered, technically and conceptually: the outcome is an unexpected display of images at once traditional and futuristic.

As an artist, Sainte-Marie has been working in the digital realm since 1984. Constant travel prevented Sainte-Marie from working within a sedentary studio so she created a virtual studio in the form of a MacPaint program on a tiny 128K computer. Currently Sainte-Marie works back and forth between a wet studio and a digital one where each piece experiences various techniques and processes before completion. The result is work that beautifully balances the hyper-reality of the digital image with the intimacy of the artist’s hand.

In her work, Sainte-Marie creates a sensory experience of color. The faces and hands of her subjects peer out from a background jungle of neon rainbows. She pairs an abstract, ecstatic vibrancy against classic portraits that is simultaneously serious and psychedelic.

The arrangement and choices of color form a unique sensuality in the collection. Each image evokes a myriad of ideas and techniques; Native American identity, mysticism, and history are illuminated with an enormous array of color and texture. Traditional subjects such as a young warrior, elders, and a mythical trickster known as Wesakechak combined with multimedia design creates a thread between historical and contemporary native culture. The viewer can see the influence of beadwork in the scattered pixels of electric color lying flat on the surface of the print.

Within Sainte-Marie’s virtual world wild cats and teepee villages stand alongside Hawaiian hula dancers and dolphins in the intersection between black light posters and impressionism. Sainte-Marie has the ability to straddle unlikely genres and blend them harmoniously; the image contains enormous activity, but it is never overwhelmed. In content and material Sainte-Marie weaves seamlessly from one aesthetic to the next; the tropics and the prairies, history and nostalgia, forming a picture of the natural and the unnatural.

October 12-27, 2012
– Jessica Evans

Buffy Sainte-Marie biography by Blair Stonechild

bsm-biographyBuffy Sainte-Marie: It’s My Way
by Blair Stonechild, Ph.D
Fifth House Publishers | Sept 30, 2012 | Purchase Paperback

Buffy Sainte-Marie is a symbol of the free expression movement of the 1960s and her powerful songs inspired countless people seeking hope and change. Her life has been one of transitions; from songwriter to famous intellectually-oriented folk and protest singer, to country and western and rock and roll musician, to social activist, mother, script-writer, actress, digital artist, philanthropist, and educator. Within all these roles, and throughout her incredibly diverse and engaging, though private, life, Buffy Sainte-Marie has cultivated her unique vision for achieving collective beauty and purpose in the often lonely world of global concert touring.

In this ambitious biography of an international cultural icon, Blair Stonechild seeks to bring together the many facets of a remarkable life, and to develop a sense of the woman behind it all. In doing so, Stonechild (Cree historian and head of Native Studies at First Nations University) also traces some of the tumultuous history of the Cree people, and offers a fascinating, and challenging, view into the impoverished Saskatchewan reserve where Sainte-Marie may have been born, and an exploration of the story and context of a Native culture which Buffy continues to inspire today.

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