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Buffy Sainte-Marie On World Cafe
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Buffy Sainte-Marie On World Cafe

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Buffy Sainte-Marie On World Cafe

Buffy Sainte-Marie On World Cafe
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At 74, Buffy Sainte-Marie still has the passion of her youth on her new album Power In The Blood. The Cree songwriter wrote hits like "Universal Soldier" and "Until It's Time For You To Go" in the 1960s, but that was before she was blacklisted from American radio in the 1970s. Sainte-Marie also won a Grammy and an Oscar for her part in writing "Up Where We Belong," recorded by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes for the 1982 film An Officer And A Gentleman.

Here, she performs a cross-section of her material and sits down with World Cafe to discuss her older songs, how she learned about being blacklisted, and what drives her to keep writing and advocating for underserved people now.

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Set List

01It's My Way
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02Power in the Blood
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03Not the Lovin Kind
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04Universal Soldier
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