Oct 282011

In 1976, Buffy Sainte-Marie released Sweet America, a concept album devoted to the American Indian. It included “Qu’appelle Valley, Saskatchewan,” an Innuit-honoring song about the region where she was born. Now, Portland’s Holcombe Waller honors his American Indian grandmother with a beautiful, evocative cover video.

As Consequence of Sound notes, certain visual elements of the clip will become a stage performance in December. With its juxtaposition of wide-open scenery with intimate moments, this video certainly has a grander goal than YouTube in mind. Watch Waller’s video for “Qu’appelle Valley, Saskatchewan” below. (via CoS)

Holcombe Waller – Qu’appelle Valley, Saskatchewan (Buffy Sainte-Marie cover)

Check out more Holcombe Waller at his website.

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