Lorena Richards

Tribal Radio Music Director

Lorena Richards is an enrolled member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe & lifelong resident of Ignacio, CO. A mother of three, Lorena has worked at KSUT Tribal Radio for over eight years. Before her passion for radio, Lorena’s passion was cooking which took her to Culinary School. Returning home she began volunteering for KSUT and has since worked her way into a full-time position & the current Music Director for Southern Ute Tribal Radio. Lorena has two afternoon programs during the week and she hosts the Tuesday & Thursday "Native Morning Show." Her goal is to get her Bachelor’s degree in Video Journalism.

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A Round Dance, or Social Dance, is a dance of friendship.

Gary Dale Farmer is a Canadian actor with plenty of character, with over 100 Film and TV appearances.  Gary formed his own band; 'Gary Farmer & the Troublemakers'.  They play the blues and have released two albums.   

Ignacio Blues, KSUT's free music series Presents, Gary Farmer & the Troublemakers, at the 49 Lounge at Sky Ute Casino Resort, Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6 to 8PM.  If you miss Gary Farmer & the Troublemaker tune in Friday, September 18, 2015 12PM (MST) to hear this weeks Feature CD. 

This weeks Feature CD, on Tribal Radio comes from a collection of Tribal Music honoring our elements of Mother Earth.  This album is powerful Native American musicians extend the boundaries between contemporary and Traditional music. 

This album Features artists include Gerry Alfred, Robert Mirabal, Quiltman and Joanne Shenandoah.  Don't miss out this weeks Feature CD "Tribal Fires" Tune in this Friday, September 4, 2015 12P.M.(MST) on Tribal Radio 91.3FM and 89.7FM. 

Pipestone Creek Singers, is a well respected drum group.   This weeks Feature CD, Contest is on came out in 2001.   Other albums from Pipestone; Message For Our People featured "The White Buffalo Calf Song" which is a song about the White Buffalo Calf that was born in 1994, Believing In Our Drum, Were Back to Stay, Live at Fort Washakie, Tribute to the old Timers, and a Round Dance Album Good Ol' Fashioned NDN Lovin'.  Tune in this Friday, August 28, 2015 12P.M.(MST) on Tribal Radio 91.3FM & 89.7FM to hear the entire cd. 

This album brings together the traditional Round Dance songs of Oklahoma.  The songs on this album belong to the traditional group of Round Dance Songs that the Kiowa people received through their alliance and friendship with the people of Taos Pueblo.  Many of these songs on this album have not been shared outside of Oklahoma. 

Tune in this Friday, August 21, 2015 12P.M. (MST) on Tribal Radio 91.3FM & 89.7 FM to hear the entire Collection of Old-Time Round Dance Songs of Oklahoma. We thank Kenneth Cozad for donating this wonderful Collection to KSUT, Tribal Radio.

This weeks Feature CD, World's Best Crow Hop Songs.  The Crow Hop originated from Western Tribes, it's a social dance meant to mimic the crow as he bounces around the field.  Hopping side to side, first on one foot and then on the other, imitating the crow's movements. 

Crow Hop songs are enjoyed by everyone, on this album you will hear from various drum groups; Eyabay, Northern Wind, Eagle Claw, & Red Bull Singers just to name a few.  Tune in this Friday, August 14, 2015 12P.M. (MST) to hear the entire CD on Tribal Radio 91.3FM & 89.7FM. 

This weeks Feature CD Elk Soldier, A Soldier's Dream, recorded live at Ft.Randall.  These recordings will  takes you to the heart of the Pow-Wow, with fierce singing and earth-shaking drumming.  Tune in this Friday, July 31, 2015 12P.M.(MST) to hear these amazing live recordings on Tribal Radio 91.3FM & 89.7FM.  This CD was donated to KSUT by Canyon Records, for more information about other traditional or contemporary recordings visit Canyon Records http://www.canyonrecords.com

This weeks Feature CD was recorded live at the 32ND Annual Gathering of Nations PowWow, the biggest PowWow in North America.  This Album was composed for the listeners to hear & feel the thunder of the drums and the beautiful vocals from the drum groups.  This CD is intended to provide the listeners with the complete experience from this great event.  If you missed the biggest PowWow in North America make sure in tune in this Friday, July 24, 2015 12P.M. (MST) on Tribal Radio 91.3FM & 89.7FM.  This CD was Donated to KSUT. 

Tribal Waters is part of the four part Tribal series that features; Tribal Winds, Tribal Voices, & Tribal Fires.   This weeks Feature CD Tribal Waters brings together nature sounds, bells, spoken words, chants, drumming, horns, flute, & keyboards.  On this album you will hear from various Artist, each song is a meditation and prayer, a call for mindfulness.  Tune in this Friday, July 17, 2015 to hear this weeks Feature CD 12P.M. (MST) Tribal Waters on Tribal Radio. 

Contemporary Native American Music by Music From Turtle Island, is this Weeks Feature CD.  On this Album you will hear from Various Artists and their different style of music; a little bit country, a little bit rock n roll, this music comes deep within the heart of Turtle Island.  If you are a fan of Buddy Red Bow, Chante Pierce and Red Blaze, make sure an tune in this Friday, July 10, 2015 on Tribal Radio 91.3FM & 89.7FM.  Starting at 12P.M.(MST) to hear their songs in a way that invites you the listeners to hear with their hearts as well as their  ears.