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Author Warner, Andrea, author.

Title Buffy Sainte-Marie : the authorized biography / Andrea Warner ; foreword by Joni Mitchell.

Publication Info. Vancouver : Greystone Books, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Sainte-Marie,B WAR    Available
Description 298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-290), discography (pages 278-282), and index.
Summary "A powerful, intimate look at the life and music of a beloved folk icon and activist. Folk hero. Songwriter icon. Living legend. Buffy Sainte-Marie is all of these things and more. In this, Sainte-Mariés first and only authorized biography, music critic Andrea Warner draws from more than sixty hours of exclusive interviews to offer a powerful, intimate look at the life of the beloved artist and everything that she has accomplished in her seventy-seven years (and counting). Since her groundbreaking debut, 196́4s It́s My Way!, the Cree singer-songwriter has been a trailblazer and a tireless advocate for Indigenous rights and freedoms, an innovative artist, and a disruptor of the status quo. Establishing herself among the ranks of folk greats such as Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, she has released more than twenty albums, survived being blacklisted by two U.S. presidents, and received countless accolades, including the only Academy Award ever to be won by a First Nations artist. But this biography does more than celebrate Sainte-Mariés unparalleled talent as a songwriter and entertainer; packed with insight and knowledge, it offers an unflinchingly honest, heartbreakingly real portrait of the woman herself, including the challenges she experienced on the periphery of showbiz, her healing from the trauma of childhood and intimate partner violence, her commitment to activism, and her leadership in the protest movement."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Sainte-Marie, Buffy.
Indian women singers -- Canada -- Biography.
Women singers -- Canada -- Biography.
Women composers -- Canada -- Biography.
Cree women -- Canada -- Biography.
Indian women activists -- Canada -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Mitchell, Joni, writer of foreword.
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