Saturday, 20 June 2015
Buffy Sainte-Marie On World Cafe
The singer-songwriter, a hitmaker in the '60s, talks about her long and complex songwriting legacy.
At 74, Buffy Sainte-Marie still has the passion of her youth on her new album Power In The Blood.
Sainte-Marie also won a Grammy and an Oscar for her part in writing "Up Where We Belong," recorded by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes for the 1982 film An Officer And A Gentleman.
Here, she performs a cross-section of her material and sits down with World Cafe to discuss her older songs, how she learned about being blacklisted, and what drives her to keep writing and advocating for underserved people now.
Via Npr Music