I know I've said over and over again, "This was the BEST concert I've ever seen!", but, dammit, THIS WAS!!! Buffy Sainte-Marie and her trio with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra backing her up. I mean what could be more amazing? And not only was it free but I was in the front row, practically in Buffy's lap! What I love about her is her marvelous musicality, her tireless dedication to the work of peace, her commitment to Native American and First Nations people and causes, and her huge heart that comes through in every note she sings. The program said that Buffy now devotes the majority of her time to the Nihewan Foundation for Native American Education "whose Cradleboard Teaching Project serves children and teachers in eighteen states." Here is someone who walks her talk. And, not to be superficial, but I must add that Buffy Sainte-Marie is absolutely gorgeous...and she's one year older than I. When you look at this photo do you think you're seeing a 67 year-old woman??? Gee whiz!!!
Tonight (Thursday) was Opening Night for Detroit's 16th annual Concert of Colors, the World Music festival that celebrates our racial, ethnic and cultural diversity. I adore this festival!!! And this is just the beginning--three more days and nights to go!