This week's Inside the Music features a documentary portrait of Buffy Sainte-Marie in her own words and music; drawn from her many albums and radio interviews, all tied together with a brand new interview for this programme.
The very first song on Buffy Sainte-Marie's first album in 1964 was all about keeping a close eye on politics, watching out for dishonesty, the importance of history, and the responsibilities of being a good citizen. That song was “Now That the Buffalo's Gone” and it set the tone for a career that's been fifty years and still counting.
The great First Nations singer, songwriter, visual artist and social activist is a gifted communicator with a lifelong commitment to social justice and equity. There are many artists with those kinds of values, but Buffy Sainte-Marie is unique — not just for That Voice, but also for her ability to put the tough message across in an entertaining way. An ability which makes her the best kind of teacher. And what she has to tell us is both fresh and timeless.
"Still this love goes on" is produced and presented by Philip Coulter.
A documentary portrait of Buffy Sainte-Marie in her own words and music; drawn from her many albums and radio interviews, all tied together with a brand new interview.