A Cultural Manifesto, with local DJ and "NUVO" columnist Kyle Long, explores the merging of a wide spectrum of global music with the more familiar American styles of music, such as soul, hip-hop and jazz. In each episode listeners can expect to hear intriguing new sounds and styles of music from all sorts of international traditions.
Long’s goal with his program is more than entertainment. “I really want to use music as a bridge to create cultural understanding,” he says.
Listen to A Cultural Manifesto on 90.1 WFYI Wednesdays evening at 9 p.m. and again on Saturdays at 3 p.m. on 90.1 HD2 -- The Point. Or stream it on wfyi.org.
July 29, 2017
12:00PM | 90.1 FM HD2
July 29, 2017
10:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
August 2, 2017
10:00AM | 90.1 FM HD2
August 2, 2017
8:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
Jul 19, 2017
Kyle speaks with Nick and Joel Tucker of The Tucker Brothers. They'll be sharing tracks off their new album 'Writing Prompts'.
Jul 12, 2017
Kyle speaks with Tom Hensley of the legendary Indianapolis psychedelic band Masters of Deceit. Tom shared a handful of amazing unreleased tracks from 1967/1968.
Jun 28, 2017
Kyle speaks with Wil B of the classical music/hip-hop group Black Violin.
Jun 21, 2017
Kyle speaks with the Indianapolis based bharatanatyam dancer Jwala Rejimon. Jwala will be performing Sri Rama Charitham with live orchestral accompaniment on July 16th at Westfield High School Auditorium, presented by Nrityapriya Fine Arts.
Jun 14, 2017
Kyle speaks with acclaimed Indianapolis electronic music producer Adam Jay. Adam has created well over 100 recordings in the techno genre, but over the last couple years he's been exploring the sounds of electro music. We'll be listening to tracks from Adam's fantastic new electro LP Maxia Zeta, and discussing his roots in the Indianapolis electronic music scene.
Jun 07, 2017
Kyle speaks with Indianapolis hip-hop duo, Mandog and Diop. They have a new EP titled Flow Flexin.
May 31, 2017
Host Kyle Long sits down with both UK grime producer Mr. Mitch, and the legendary composer/jazz musician David Amram.
May 24, 2017
Kyle speaks with the amazing Ugandan-born musician, singer and composer Samite, who will explain how his time living in an East African refugee camp influenced the development of his music.
May 17, 2017
An interview Kyle Long recorded with the legendary jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton. Earlier this year Burton ended his incredible career in music with a final farewell performance at The Jazz Kitchen. Kyle had the honor to speak with Burton shortly before he took the stage for his last performance.
May 10, 2017
Kyle Long sits down with Ryan Taylor and Jared Thompson of the Indianapolis Jazz Quartet: Premium Blend, as they discuss their new excellent album "The Road".
May 05, 2017
A conversation with Indianapolis hip-hop artist, Jarett Michael and his new release "What a Year", Also, an excerpt of my interview with Jasper "Mississippi" Travis, aka The Brush Master.
Apr 28, 2017
Richard Edwards, former member of Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, Join's Kyle Long in studio to share music from his brilliant new LP 'Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset'.
Apr 19, 2017
Kyle Long asks Brian Wilson, of The Beach Boys, a bunch of weird rapid-fire questions about The Four Freshmen, Martin Denny and Julius Wechter.
Apr 15, 2017
The second part of my interview with Charles Lloyd on 90.1 WFYI. Kyle Long plays a couple rarities from The Beach Boys, along with Charles Lloyd's extended commentary on his collaborations with the band.
Apr 12, 2017
Part one of Kyle Long's conversation with jazz legend Charles Lloyd.
Apr 05, 2017
"The Lion of Zimbabwe" Thomas Mapfumo, Palestinian oud maestro Simon Shaheen, and the brilliant Indianapolis new music collective Forward Motion. Plus a preview of my upcoming interview with Richard Edwards of Margot and The Nuclear So and So's.
Apr 01, 2017
Gil Scott-Heron was born on April 1, 1949. Cultural Manifesto host, DJ Kyle Long, plays a full hour of the author, songwriter and music pioneer Gil Scott-Heron's music.
Mar 29, 2017
Words and music from Jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter about collaborating with artists from Rob Dixon to Frank Ocean, and we talked about Indianapolis guitar masters like Scrapper Blackwell and Steven Weakley. Also, hits like "Creole" with Mos Def, and "Spanish Joint" off D'Angelo's Voodoo LP.