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Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie

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!

Canon EOS 40D
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Flo Hendry22-Jul-2008 07:37
Great capture of one of the best singer songwriters around. Love her DVD,Up Where we Belong. Voted!
Dan the man20-Jul-2008 13:19
She is still around! I remember seeing and hearing her on television quite afew year ago...Wow she really look young!! I gess caring for other keep her young, she have no time to get old!!! Bravo! Incredible picture and again thanks for sharing!
Meggi Raeder19-Jul-2008 19:15
Terrific image in low light conditions - and your story - wonderful as always,
Keith Goldstein18-Jul-2008 17:54
Great portrait. I had no idea she was still around. ~V~
Pete Smith AIPF18-Jul-2008 17:19
Fabulous picture. Looks like it was an awesome concert. V.
Patricia Lay-Dorsey18-Jul-2008 13:06
Re: Ralph's comment, after Buffy sang "Universal Soldier"--one of the greatest anti-war songs ever written--this Detroit crowd jumped to its feet screaming their agreement. Who says people like war???
Máire Uí Mhaicín18-Jul-2008 10:15
What a great photo, and a great occasion! Will she tell us the secret of how she stopped the clock?
Dave Hein18-Jul-2008 09:40
You got a great photo of her to boot!
RALPH ELDRIDGE18-Jul-2008 09:24
Her's was the very first 8 track that I ever bought. I never regretted that choice.
Los Piscadors, Universal Soldier ........ I envy you and I'm happy you had the opportunity.
Mairéad18-Jul-2008 08:33
Wow - you are so lucky. And Pat's right, she looks fantastic,
Pat Shawyer18-Jul-2008 08:17
I haven't seen her for years, she looks JUST the same Patricia !! Amazing !
pr_rajan18-Jul-2008 05:02
...all about music!
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