Buffy Sainte-Marie will virtually meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a historic online event called “Be The Love for ONE Better World”, courtesy of One Better World Collective. This is a live streamed event occurring at 11:30pm ET / 8:30 pm PT on Sunday, April 11 (April 12 for viewers in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania).
Recognizing that global change can only occur at the heart and consciousness level of every individual, Buffy and other global change-makers will be asking His Holiness practical questions to help steer humanity on a path of universal responsibility and greater mindfulness.
Buffy will be joined at this event by other performers/activists such as Killer Mike, Coeur de Pirate, Emmanuel Jal, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Massey Whiteknife, and many more. The event will be hosted by award-winning author and biographer to the Dalai Lama, Sofia Stril-Rever.
This event is free to watch, and will be presented in 13 languages. For those who cannot tune into the live stream, the event will be replayed after the live stream. Register to watch here.
Buffy Sainte-Marie has launched an official Instagram account!
To follow Buffy on Instagram, search for handle “BuffySteMarie”, or visit www.instagram.com/buffystemarie
This April, Buffy Sainte-Marie appears on the cover of Chatelaine magazine for The Green Issue.
Chatelaine April 2021 Cover: Buffy Sainte-Marie’s photo by Matt Barnes; beadwork by Katie Longboat; beadwork photography by Erik Putz; creative direction by Sun Ngo.
In what is Sainte-Marie’s first and only authorized biography, author and music critic Andrea Warner draws from more than sixty hours of exclusive interviews to offer a powerful, intimate look at the life of the beloved artist and everything that she has accomplished.
Check out Andrea Warner’s contribution in The Globe And Mail in honour of this occasion, as well as Buffy Sainte-Marie’s 80th birthday on February 20.
Buffy Sainte-Marie and a star-studded lineup of Canadian talent will appear on the 16th annual Andy Kim Christmas Special Presented by Air Miles, in support of Food Banks Canada, CAMH Foundation Gifts of Light, and Crew Nation.
This special will air across Canada Saturday, December 19 at 8:00pm local time on City TV, and will live stream on CityTV.com. Audiences outside of Canada can tune into the global live stream hosted by Live Nation at 8:00pm EST.
Hosted by Sportsnet host and Juno-nominated musician Tara Slone, as well as Cityline host Tracy Moore, this one-of-a-kind charity event will treat Canadians to a classic variety entertainment show that includes performances by some of the country’s most sought-after singer songwriters and performers.
Due to Australia’s international border restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Buffy Sainte-Marie’s Australian tour performances in April 2021 will not go forward as scheduled.
Byron Bay Bluesfest will go forward on April 1-5 with an all-Australian lineup, and ticket holders will be contacted directly regarding their options.
Ticket holders for Buffy Sainte-Marie’s performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre on April 1 are advised to wait for more information from Bluesfest Touring.
Buffy Sainte-Marie looks forward to returning to Australia when it is safe to do so, please stay tuned for information about rescheduled tour dates.
Buffy Sainte-Marie’s 1964 debut album It’s My Way! has won the 2020 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize.
The Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize honours Canadian albums of the past from four distinct time periods: 1960-75, 1976-85, 1986-95 and 1996-05. Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are albums of the artistic distinction, without regards to sales or affiliations.
In addition to It’s My Way!, honours were given to albums by Beverly Glenn-Copeland, and Main Source. Find out more information about this prestigious honour.
Congratulations to Buffy Sainte-Marie!
Buffy Sainte-Marie will read her brand new children’s book Hey Little Rockabye – A Lullaby for Pet Adoption during this year’s (virtual) edition of FOLD Kids Book Fest, presented by The Festival of Literary Diversity (The FOLD).
FOLD Kids Book Fest takes place virtually over October 3 and October 4, 2020. Buffy Sainte-Marie’s reading will be live streamed on Sunday, October 4 at 6:00pm ET over Zoom.
This virtual event is free admission, please register to attend!
The FOLD launched the first literary festival devoted to celebrating underrepresented authors and storytellers in 2016 in Brampton, Ontario, and continues to provide an important space for writers to discuss their craft and the challenges involved in creating stories that ask difficult questions, expose hard truths and push literary boundaries.
Visit FOLD Kids Book Fest schedule for a complete list of readings and workshops.