Friday March 31, 2017
Buffy Sainte-Marie on love songs, activism and being recognized for her humanitarian work
more stories from this episode
- The Strumbellas on coming to grips with success and the brutal honesty of kids
- Kathleen Edwards' musical tribute to Ottawa
- Jim Cuddy and Henry Burris trade barbs ahead of this weekend's Juno Cup
- Tanika Charles tells the 'embarrassing' but triumphant story behind 'Soul Run'
- Buffy Sainte-Marie on love songs, activism and being recognized for her humanitarian work
- Narcy on the 'universe of struggle' we all share
- André Alexis didn't tune in to Canada Reads but Humble the Poet pulled out a win for them
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Buffy Sainte-Marie saw Arcade Fire receive the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at last year's Juno Awards and, she says, "they'd be a hard act to follow."
But, of course, Sainte-Marie's decades of activism deserves an award of its own. This year, Sainte-Marie will take home that same title and, at our live show at the Bronson Centre Theatre, she tells Tom Power: "I'm very grateful that anybody has taken the time to notice the things that have been meaningful to me aside from music, and within music."
Listen as Sainte-Marie discusses her years of writing love songs alongside her powerful protest songs, why she doesn't have a career down in the U.S. and her latest collaboration with Tanya Tagaq.