SKOOKUM Festival – Vancouver, BC

Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform at the inaugural SKOOKUM Festival, taking place in Vancouver, BC over September 7 – 9, 2018 at Stanley Park.

SKOOKUM features an eclectic mix of today’s contemporary music along with live art, sculpture, and multimedia installations. Music will be complemented by remarkable culinary dishes from some of Vancouver’s most notable chefs and restaurateurs with tasting areas showcasing some of the best premium BC wines, local distilleries and craft breweries.

Other performers at the festival include The Killers, Florence + The Machine, Metric, Blue Rodeo, St. Vincent, and many more. For the full lineup and more information, head over to the SKOOKUM Festival website.

Festival passes are on sale Friday, March 16, get yours here.

“The War Racket” Music Video

Check out the brand new music video for Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “The War Racket”, from her JUNO Award-nominated album Medicine Songs; animated by recording and visual artist Kurt Swinghammer.

“Billionaire bullies on both sides collude in wars that suck money out of the heart of both domestic economies and into the big pockets at the top. It’s a racket and it’s obscene.”
– Buffy Sainte-Marie

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Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival Announcement

Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform at the 27th annual Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival,  happening in Kaslo, BC over August 3 – 5, 2018. The festival takes place at Kaslo Bay Park.

This intimate and laid-back world-class music festival has been hosting big names and newly discovered gems of the music business since 1992.

Other performers announced include Greensky Bluegrass, Mavis Staples, Shovels and Rope, and many more.
Head over to the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival website for this year’s lineup.

Festival tickets are on sale now, get yours here.

2018 JUNO Award Nominations

The 2018 JUNO Awards nominees have been announced and Buffy Sainte-Marie has been nominated for two JUNO Awards for her brand new album Medicine Songs. The nominations are in the following categories:

Indigenous Music Album of the Year
Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Congratulations to Buffy, and to all of this year’s nominees.
For a complete list of 2018 nominees, click here.

The 47th annual JUNO Awards will be hosted in Vancouver on Sunday, March 25, 2018 and broadcast live on CBC.

Interview with Hazlitt – The Short-Lived Normalization of Breastfeeding on Television

“Buffy Sainte-Marie’s decision to breastfeed her child on Sesame Street to educate viewers would be one of the last times the act was broadcast without being a punchline.”

Buffy Sainte-Marie speaks about her experience educating viewers about breastfeeding on Sesame Street in this in depth article on Hazlitt. Read the entire piece here.

Interview with Rick Steves

Buffy Sainte-Marie sat down with Rick Steves for an interview to discuss her new album Medicine Songs, her travels, and so much more. Listen in here or below.

ET Canada Interview

Buffy Sainte-Marie Takes A Stand With ‘Medicine Songs’

Buffy Sainte-Marie stopped by ET Canada for an interview to discuss her brand new album Medicine Songs, and shares her thoughts on the Hollywood #MeToo movement. Watch the whole interview here or below.

Unreserved Interview

“Music as medicine: Buffy Sainte-Marie talks politics, sex scandals and her brand new album”

This week, Unreserved on CBC Radio One have dedicated an entire episode to their interview with Buffy Sainte-Marie. Buffy chats at length with host Rosanna Deerchild about her brand new album Medicine Songs, and so much more.

Those in Canada can stream the whole interview below. If you are outside of Canada, you can download the free podcast here.


CBC Q – Medicine Songs

“Buffy Sainte-Marie makes music for a new generation of activists”

Buffy Sainte-Marie paid a visit to CBC’s q in Toronto for an interview and performance with her live band. Buffy chats with q guest host Ali Hussan about her brand new album Medicine Songs, and performs “You Got To Run (Spirit of the Wind)” and “The War Racket”.

Hear the whole interview and performance here.


Toronto Star Interview

“Rather than take the easy route with Medicine Songs and crank out a simple compilation album, Buffy Sainte-Marie went back into the studio, tore apart her old songs and dressed them up with updated lyrics and ferocious new arrangements to better fit the tenor of the times. ”

While on tour this week, Buffy Sainte-Marie paid a visit to the Toronto Star and sat down with Ben Rayner to talk about Medicine Songs. Check out the entire interview here.


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