Buffy Sainte-Marie is a cultual monolith. She is a teacher, philosopher, visual artist, experimental musician, and to top it off, won an Academy Award. She hit the ground running in the early Sixties, after the beatniks and before the hippies. All alone she toured North America's colleges, reservations and concert halls, meeting both significant acclaim and huge misperception from audiences and record companies who expected Pocahontas in fringes, and instead were both entertained and educated with their initial dose of Native American reality in the first person.
Buffy Sainte-Marie virtually invented the role of Native American international activist pop star. Her concern for protecting indigenous intellectual property and her distaste for the exploitation of Native American artists and performers have kept her in the forefront of activism in the arts for forty years. Passionate as ever, Buffy uses her latest songs to cover an extensive array of commanding themes from great love stories to protests agains environmental degradation and corporate greed.
The Fugitives will be opening the evening. A Vancouver-based indie folk collective, The Fugitives are an eclectic band, boasting prominent former members like Mark Berube and CR Avery, and a current rotating cast of supporters that includes violin-looping prodigy Hannah Epperson, multi-instrumentalist Steve Charles, and renowned actor Benjamin Elliot, alongside a host of multi-instrumentalists whose styles range from bluegrass to jazz. s McLeod puts it, “We’re like Broken Social Scene. But acoustic, and way less famous.”Location: Mae Wilson Theatre at the Moose Jaw Cultural CentreMapDoors open at 7:00 PMShow starts at 7:30 PMAdvance tickets - $35.00Tickets at the door - $45.00