Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Buffy Sainte-Marie Delivers New Song Collaboration with Tanya Tagaq

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Buffy Sainte-Marie Delivers New Song Collaboration with Tanya Tagaq

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Buffy Sainte-Marie releases track with Tanya Tagaq

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TORONTO - Two powerhouses of Canada's indigenous music scene have lifted the curtain on a new collaboration.

Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq paired for the track "You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)," which has debuted online.

Sainte-Marie wrote the song about Alaskan dog sled racer George Attla who placed fourth in the inaugural Iditarod in 1973.

His story was retold in the 1979 film "Spirit of the Wind," which was scored by Sainte-Marie. She reinterpreted the film's theme song into the version she performs with Tagaq.

The singers joined together as part of a series of collaborations organized by the brain trust behind the Polaris Music Prize.

Both Sainte-Marie and Tagaq are former Polaris winners.

Sainte-Marie grabbed the 2015 award for "Power in the Blood" while throat singer Tagaq's album "Animism" won a year earlier. …

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