Buffy Sainte-Marie

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Bluesfest Touring

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Together with Bluesfest Touring, we’re pleased to announced that Buffy Sainte-Marie has been rescheduled for Thursday 1 April 2021.

The teams have been hard at work along with artist management to ensure there will be a future for international touring in Australia in 2021, and with the space of a good 10 to 12 months we can be confident – we will dance again!

Your current tickets are still valid and we ask you to please hold on to them as we will not be reissuing tickets for this concert. If you can no longer make it, please let our Ticketing Services Team know within 30 days by calling 03 9699 3333 during business hours or email boxoffice@melbournerecital.com.au to have your ticket refunded.

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Described as ‘a folk-music mother of dragons’ (NPR), veteran American-Canadian singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie’s boundary breaking career is the stuff of legend. In 1964, she released her seminal debut It’s My Way! launching her identity as a trailblazing artist and disruptor of the status quo. In 1969, she made one of the world’s first electronic vocal albums. In 1982 she became the only Indigenous person to win an Oscar. She’s been blacklisted and silenced. She’s written pop standards sung by the likes of Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley and Donovan. Her song ‘Universal Soldier’ has been hailed as the definitive anti-war anthem of the 20th century.

In our climate of damaging #fakenews and toxic hubris, Buffy Sainte-Marie’s incisive honesty and intelligent compassion stand out in sharp relief. Her latest works are about the environment, alternative conflict resolution, Indigenous realities, greed and racketeering. Sainte-Marie doesn’t sugar-coat the truth, nor does she shy away from hard realities, but her music is never overwhelming or oppressive. Part rhythmic healing, part trumpeting wakeup call, Buffy Sainte-Marie’s songs are a soundtrack for the resistance.

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