Buffy Sainte-Marie's Power in The Blood Announced as Winner of 2015 Polaris Music Prize

The Polaris Music Prize annually honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music by recognizing, then marketing the albums of the highest artistic integrity by a panel of music critics. Spanning a half century music career, Buffy Sainte-Marie was given the accolade with her latest album Power in the Blood.

The album was awarded the best Canadian album of 2015 and went through the hands of 3 different producers Michael Phillip Wojewoda (Barenaked Ladies, Rheostatics), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’NAAN), and Chris Birkett (Sinéad O'Connor, Bob Geldof).

“I love words, I love thinking, and I recognize and value the core of a universal idea simplified into a three-minute song,” says Sainte-Marie. “What appeals to me in folk music are the songs that have lasted for generations, but I wasn’t trying to be one of those guys. I want to give people something original.”

The shaping of Power in the Blood was the original recording of all but two songs, and the re-recording of her 1964 track "It's My Way" from the same titled album that got her nominated by Billboard as best new artist. The re-recording sees her music transcend generations and sees Buffy cement herself in the music industry of today with powerful lyrics and sounds that could compete with the likes of Drake, Ghostface Killah and Caribou.


It's My Way
Power in the Blood
We Are Circling
Not the Lovin' Kind
Love Charms (Mojo Bijoux)
Ke Sakihitin Awasis
Farm In the Middle of Nowhere
Sing Our Own Song
The Uranium War
Carry It On

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