Thursday, 8 May 2014

Buffy Sainte-Marie to perform June 20 in Halifax

Legendary performer Buffy Sainte-Marie returns to Halifax’s Schooner Showroom on June 20.

The Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter-musician and Native American activist performed in Halifax in June 2010 for Grand Chief Membertou 400 celebration on the Halifax Commons. Sainte-Marie, born in Qu’Appelle Valley, Sask., released her first album It’s My Way! in 1964.

The latest of her nearly 20 albums is 2010’s The Pathfinder — Buried Treasures. She also spent five years on Sesame Street, earned a PhD in fine arts, taught digital music as an adjunct professor at several colleges and won an Oscar for Up Where We Belong. Among her songs are Universal Soldier, Codeine, No No Keshagesh, and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

 Tickets for Sainte-Marie’s show are $35 and are on sale Friday at Ticket Atlantic, 451-1221, at participating Atlantic Superstores and Casino Nova Scotia and online at

The show is limited to those 19 and over.

June 20 and 21 are Aboriginal Day Live Celebrations in Halifax, with free concerts in Casino Nova Scotia’s Harbourfront Lounge on June 20 and on the waterfront, beginning at noon on June 21.

The celebrations conclude with a free concert on the waterfront at 8 p.m., co-hosted by Candy Palmater and Don Kelly, and featuring Juno Award-winning A Tribe Called Red, fiddler Ashley MacIsaac and up-and-coming Cape Breton band Black & Grey, among others.

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