Acclaimed Folk Musician Buffy Sainte-Marie Plays Brooklyn Bowl London on Thursday Night

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Buffy Sainte-Marie was born on the Piapot Cree First Nations Reserve in Saskatchewan, Canada, and went on to become known for a mix of passionate political activism and soulful folk music — rising up alongside the likes of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young in the ’60s — in addition to being an educator, pacifist, and visual artist. Not wanting to be pigeonholed as just a folkie, the influential Sainte-Marie (below, performing “Universal Soldier”) went on to record country and rock music, and she dabbled in television (appearing on Sesame Street) and film (winning an Academy Award for the theme from An Officer and a Gentleman). This past May, she released her first new album in six years, Power in the Blood (stream it below), impressing fans and critics alike. (It was recently nominated for a prestigious Polaris Prize, annually given to the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label.) “At 74, singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie has come up with an album to compare with her best,” according to the Telegraph. “With dreamy lullabies, hypnotic love songs and pointed politics all delivered with emotional stridency, Sainte-Marie blends rich musicality with the force of righteous conviction.” Touring in support of the album, she arrives at Brooklyn Bowl London on Thursday.

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