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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Northern Cree and Wild Band of Comanches, are two respectable drum groups that have devoted their lives to preserve the living legacy of their indigenous heritage through songs and dance.  This collaboration brings together the mighty singing traditions of the Northern & Southern Plains, naming the album "Breaking Boundaries" meant to break boundaries amongst Native people.   Join us this Friday, October 3, 2014 12PM(MST) for this weeks Feature CD "Breaking Boundaries." 

This weeks Feature CD "Heart of Nations"  comes from the land, which is known as Turtle Island.  A land of nations, can speak of days in which all thrived and lived in harmony with Mother Earth.  Turtle Island Music has maintained integrity to keep their people united with Mother Earth through songs.  Tune in this Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12PM(MST) for this weeks Feature CD "Heart of Nation."  This CD was donated to KSUT by Turtle Island Music.  If you are interested in this album or any other Native Artist, visit them online at http://www.tur

Young Buffalo Horse is an intertribal group, a group of young men and women that originated from the original group "Buffalo Horse" of Red Wood Falls Minnesota.   They strive each day to touch people with their songs and hold their traditions of singing so that they can influence young natives to learn and continue their traditions as well. 

Indigenous front man, Mato Nanji, was born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.  Mato started to show his talent he had for music, ate a young age.  His Father was in a band in the 60's and with the knowledge, experience and love his father over shadowed Mato, his brother, sister and cousin and formed the band Indigenous in their late teens. 

Skylar Wolf, Native American Navajo/Ute was born and raised as a sheepherder in Huerfano, New Mexico.  He now resides in Farmington, New Mexico with his family.  Wolfs, talent comes straight from the heart and soul, he was awarded  with a "NAMMY" in 2009.  Please join us this Friday, June 20, 2014 for this weeks Feature CD, Skylar Wolf, Conviction, 12P.M. (MST).  This CD was donated to the station by Skylar Wolf, himself. 

Joy Harjo & Poetic Justice have worked in water rights attorney, a tribal judge, two educators and a stock clerk.  They call themselves Poetic Justice as a term of grace, expressing how justice can appear in the world despite forces of confusion and destruction.  Their music speaks for them in a blend of influences that speak of community, love for people, for all creatures, for this crazy beautiful history.  Please join us this Friday, June 6, 2014 for this weeks Feature CD, Joy Harjo & Poetic Justice, 12P.M. (MST). 

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