Friday November 17, 2017

Buffy Sainte-Marie makes music for a new generation of activists

Buffy Sainte-Marie performing live in the q studio in Toronto, Ont.

Buffy Sainte-Marie performing live in the q studio in Toronto, Ont. (CBC q)

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Buffy Sainte-Marie is a Canadian legend who continues to put out incredible music, including the 2015 Polaris Music Prize-winning Power in the Blood. This month, she followed up that album with a new collection of songs called Medicine Songs. Today, she joins guest host Ali Hassan to perform songs from that record as well as discuss her legacy and what she hopes to pass on to a new generation of songwriters and activists. 

— Produced by Mitch Pollock and Ty Callender