Contemporary Music

Sand Creek Band | Gospel


The religion of most Arapahos today combines native spiritual beliefs and practices with those of Christianity; the Native American Church incorporates elements from both. Religious songs, for example, are both traditional Arapaho, sung in the native language, and also American gospel, translated to and sung mostly in Arapaho.

When asked how long he's been playing, Alonzo Moss replied: "I retired about three or four years ago but I'm still singing. They always say one more time, one more time, everything always one more time. So I just kept going." Alonzo has been playing for about 50 years at funerals and other events.

Too see Alonzo Moss live preformance at the University of Colorado at Boulder, click here.


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