Buffy Sainte-Marie presents 4 songs she holds dear
As part of our ongoing q playlist series, Buffy Sainte-Marie walks Shad through four powerful tracks with great personal significance.
The legendary artist, educator and activist last joined us to discuss her Polaris-winning album, Power in the Blood, but today she turns her focus on the powerful work of other artists. She also shares how music gripped her at a young age, and why she compares artists to sacred clowns.
Buffy's four picks
2) Overture to Tannhauser, Wagner. Sainte-Marie says she never had to "learn" this song as a child. She took it in and repeated it, despite her musical dyslexia. "I learn through my ears instead of my eyes."
3) Masters of War, Bob Dylan. Sainte-Marie says Dylan was a great, great lyricist. "He just nailed it. He said things to the establishment that we students needed to hear."
4) Rip It In, Northern Cree. Sainte-Marie describes Northern Cree as everybody's favourite drum group.