Buffy Sainte-Marie

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by Buffy Sainte-Marie

Biography

20 February 1941, Piapot Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada. Adopted and raised in Maine and Massachusetts, Sainte-Marie received a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts, but eschewed a teaching career in favour of folk singing. She was signed to Vanguard Records in 1964, following her successful performances at Gerde’s Folk City. Her debut It’s My Way! introduced a remarkable compositional and performing talent. Sainte-Marie’s impassioned plea for Indian rights,... Read more

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folk
singer-songwriter
native american
female vocalists
60s
canadian
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