Pure “Joy”ness” – Harjo, Winder grace Strater Theater

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Accomplished musician, poet and playwright, Joy Harjo played her saxophone, "Harjo believes that when reading her poems, she can add music by playing the sax and reach the heart of the listener in a different way."
Joy Harjo relaxes backstage of the Henry Strater Theater.
Tanaya Winder sings one of a few songs, accompanied on acoustic guitar by Jon Chavarillo.
Bluesman, Jon Chavarillo played both acoustic and electric guitar in accompaniment with Tanaya Winder. Chavarillo has been performing with local blues band, Plead the Fifth.
Tanaya Winder recited a few of her spoken word poems. Speaking of the ongoing abuse and the epidemic of missing Native women. Winder has co-founded As/Us: A Space for Women of the World and founded Dream Warriors, an Indigenous artist management company.
Joy Harjo also played traditional flute during one of her performances of the evening.
Joy Harjo reads from one of her 13 published books of poetry, "The Woman Who Fell From the Sky."
Jon Chavarillo, Tanaya Winder and Joy Harjo are all smiles after their show at the Strater Theater in downtown Durango, Colo.
Cynthia Buckskin is happy to receive an autograph from Joy Harjo. Buckskin won tickets to the show with a pledge to KSUT Public Radio.
KSUT Tribal Radio Station Manager, Sheila Nanaeto and KSUT Executive Director Tami Graham with guest Joy Harjo.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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Joy Harjo, of the Mvskoke (Muscogee) Nation, performed a selection of songs – on both saxophone and traditional native flute, with backup provided by Poetic Justice, she also offered a few of her poems, Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the Henry Strater Theater in Durango, Colo. Opening the evening, Tanaya Winder sang songs and recited some of her original spoken word poetry, while accompanied by guitarist Jon Chavarillo. Harjo’s recently released memoir Crazy Brave is the 2018 Fort Lewis College Common Reading Experience and she spoke at Fort Lewis College on Feb. 12 and 13. Winder has been touring nationally and abroad, and The event was sponsored by KSUT Public Radio.

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