Due to a combination of contributing factors including travel-induced health concerns and performance-inhibiting physical challenges,
Buffy Sainte-Marie is regretfully announcing her retirement from live performance.
PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM BUFFY:
“I have made the difficult decision to pull out of all scheduled performances in the foreseeable future. Arthritic hands and a recent shoulder injury have made it no longer possible to perform to my standards. Sincere regrets to all my fans and family, my band and the support teams that make it all possible.”
Tune in Saturday, March 4 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV for the Prime Time broadcast Premiere of Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On.
Buffy would like to extend congratulations to everyone connected to this project for the 5 Canadian Screen Academy Award nominations in the following categories:
- Best Direction –Documentary Program
- Best Writing –Documentary
- Barbara Sears Award –Best Editorial Research
- Barbara Sears Award –Best Visual Research
- Best Sound –Documentary or Factual
This special occasion will also feature the broadcast premiere of the Music Video for “What I Wouldn’t Do (North Star Calling)”
Over 50 music artists contributed to the #FeelOutLoud anthem, “What I Wouldn’t Do (North Star Calling)”. As Honourary Co-Chair of @KidsHelpPhone’s Campaign Cabinet, Buffy is honoured to be a part of this historic movement and invite you to [watch/listen] to this very special song.
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After a world-wind of successful premieres, the film, Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry it On finally launched in the U.S. at the DocNYC film festival.
This amazing full feature documentary, directed by award-winning director, Madison Thomas will make its US television broadcast premiere on PBS!!
PBS SoCal on Buffy and her impact through Children’s Television Network and PBS
The Guardian has published a wonderful full interview and review of the documentary.
About the Director:
One of the most compelling and versatile filmmakers working in Canada today, Madison Thomas was named one of Playback Magazine’s “Five Filmmakers to Watch” in 2019. A storyteller of mixed ancestry (Ojibwe/Saulteaux & Russian/Ukrainian settler), Thomas is based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba in Treaty 1 territory. She has a rapidly growing number of credits as a writer, director and editor across several genres, formats and platforms.
READ ALL ABOUT IT and WHERE TO BUY IT HERE!
To mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, CBC and CBC Gem and APTN will present the National Arts Centre tribute concert honouring Buffy Sainte-Marie as a 90-minute special on Friday, September 30 for audiences across Canada.
CBC Television 7:30 pm (8:00 NT)
The program will also be available to stream on-demand after the initial broadcast on CBC Gem.