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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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). 

1982, Northern Cree singers were founded by Steve Wood, his brothers Randy & Earl Wood.  The group originates from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, but is made up of members from the Treaty 6 area from; Frog Lake Cree Nation, Onion Lake Cree Nation, Samson Cree Nation, Louis Bull Cree Nation & Poundmaker Cree Nation.

Formed in the winter of 2007, Cree Confederation has made and met their aspirations of becoming a recognizable Pow-Wow Drum Group.  So many great drum groups have encouraged and mentored their dream, Cree Confederation have taken their place in the winter's circle amongst champions.  They represent the Cree people of the Treaty Six area.  Their style of music they share comes from their grandfathers, a style that is a hybrid of original and contemporary style of singing. 

Young Spirit was formed in the summer of 2001 at a Pow-Wow in Hobbema, Alberta.  This group of friends wished to represent their Western Canadian Plans Cree culture & be a proud voice for all First Nations & Native American people.  Awards & Nominations, 2012, Best Pow-Wow CD, Live at Hinckley & 2013, Best Pow-Wow CD, Takakikeh, nominee. 

Buddy Red Bow is a Native American musical legend whose memory often evokes emotional responses from fans of this genre.  Buddy Red Bow was a great storyteller & folk musician, passing down songs & stories throughout the ages.  The very best stories are on this album Journey To The Spirit World.  Bow's heartfelt delivery makes it a worthwhile.  Please join us for this weeks Feature CD, Journey To The Spirit World this Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 12PM (MST).

Anyone who has been to a pow-wow or round dance has likely heard of the talented singer and songwriter Delia Waskewitch, from Onion Lake, Saskatchewan.  Delia grew up in a musical family as her father played the guitar and sang in a band, her mother also sang however she sang in their home.  She remembers her mother singing and whistling while she cooked and cleaned.

Putumayo Presents Native America, a collection of music by singer-songwriters and instrumentalists who draw inspiration from their traditions.  In this collection there are ten artist; the album opens up with Florent Vollant, Chole Sainte Marie, R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman just to name a few, Jery Alfred & the Medicine Beat, draws the album's circle to a close.  Haunting flute music and entrancing vocals reveal the power of contemporary Native American music from the U.S.

Clan/Destine a five member band, Frank Poocha, on vocals, keyboards and trumpet;  Dave Montour, on bass, Native American flute and vocals;  Chuck Harris, on lead and acoustic guitar;  Steve Gatlin, on drums; Juan Sanchez, on vocal and congas.  Mixing rock, acoustic and reggae with the sounds of their Native American heritage.  Clan/destine creates exciting original music.  Join us for this weeks Feature CD this Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 12PM (MST).  This CD was donated to Tribal Radio by Canyon Records.  For more information about other traditional and contemporary recordings contact Canyon

Hovia Edwards (pronounce hoo-vee-ya) of the Shoshone-Navajo-Okanogan heritage.  Was only 14 at the time of this recording in January of 1998.  Her father, Herman Edwards is a performer & flute maker & encouraged her from early childhood to master the flute.  Hovia is a second generation flutist & has grown up performing around the world & soloist at the Scottsdale Center for the Art in Arizona.  The album Morning Star, Hovia performs original & traditional melodies in a style that is youthful yet with a surprising maturity for an artist so young.  Please join us this Fri

Clayson Benally & Jeneda Benally, brother & sister of Blackfire, originally from Black Mesa on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, were born into the heart of a political land dispute separating them by a fence from traditional homeland and family.  They grew up protesting the environmental degradation and inhumane acts of cultural genocide against their traditional way of life They are very excited to announce their new side project "Sihasin"!

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