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.
January 18, 2017
10:00AM | 90.1 FM HD2
January 18, 2017
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January 21, 2017
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January 21, 2017
10:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
Jan 04, 2017
In this episode we're looking back at some of the best local and international releases of 2016, featuring music and words from A-WA, Helado Negro, Sirius Blvck, Clint Breeze, Sedcairn Archives, Oreo Jones and Moses Sumney.
Dec 28, 2016
The second half of Kyle's interview with musician Clint Breeze, as they go through Side B of his newest album, "Nappy Head".
Dec 24, 2016
A special Christmas Eve edition of Cultural Manifesto with guest Sibeko Jywanza of the Indianapolis Kwanzaa Comittee talking about the history of Kwanzaa, and the Umoja Village 50th Anniversary Kwanzaa celebration in Indianapolis was at the Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center on December 26, 2016.
Dec 21, 2016
In 2016 Carrington Clinton (aka Clint Breeze) formed one of the most amazing bands in Indy (Clint Breeze and The Groove) and recorded one of the most musically and conceptually epic Indiana albums I've ever heard (Nappy Head). Carrington patiently went through EVERY track on that record with me for a special "Nappy Head" edition of Cultural Manifesto.
Dec 17, 2016
Host Kyle Long remembers Indianapolis jazz fixture, vibraphonist Billy Wooten.
Dec 14, 2016
Words and music from Pope Adrian Bless on Cultural Manifesto with your host Kyle Long.
Dec 10, 2016
Part two of my interview with the amazing Bloomington flutist James Pellerite. James will be sharing stories of midnight NYC recording sessions with Igor Stravinsky and working on the creation of the funky as hell Concerto for Flute, String Quartet and Jazz Band with Indianapolis jazz legend and composer David Baker! I'll also be spinning some tunes from rare albums James cut in the 1960s.
Dec 07, 2016
Part one of my interview with the amazing Bloomington flutist James Pellerite. James will be sharing stories of midnight NYC recording sessions with Igor Stravinsky and working on the creation of the funky as hell Concerto for Flute, String Quartet and Jazz Band with Indianapolis jazz legend and composer David Baker! I'll also be spinning some tunes from rare albums James cut in the 1960s.
Dec 03, 2016
Part two of Addison and Lewis Rogers of Busman's Holiday in studio sharing a few tracks off their new LP "Popular Cycles" on Joyful Noise Recordings.
Nov 30, 2016
Addison and Lewis Rogers of Busman's Holiday stops by with a few tracks off their new LP "Popular Cycles" on Joyful Noise Recordings.
Nov 26, 2016
A special crossover Saturday night of Public Radio Goodness at WFYI. Matthew Socey host of the Blues House Party will appear as a guest on a Cultural Manifesto, right after his show, as a special welcome to Kyle Long to the Saturday evening Lineup.
Nov 23, 2016
An interview with Crow Nation hip-hop artist Supaman. Plus music from A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq, more.
Nov 18, 2016
This week is a brief interview with New Orleans music legend Dr. John, and then Ben Fowler, founder of Bloomington's Jefferson St. Parade Band.
Nov 11, 2016
David "Moose" Adamson of Sedcairn Archives gives a special preview of several tracks from his awesome new album OOBYDOOB, with tracks featuring guest spots from artists including Oreo Jones, Sirius Blvck, and Flaco.
Nov 04, 2016
This week an interview with artist and musician Stuart Hyatt. He has an excellent new LP coming out as part of his Field Works series. It's titled The Fair State, and the record explores sounds and themes relating to the Indiana Bicentennial - from the voice of Eugene Debs, to the sounds of cows and goats. Pick up a vinyl edition of The Fair State at Luna Music on November 7th.
Oct 28, 2016
This episode features a special preview of five tracks off Sirius Blvck's incredible new album NXGHTCRAWLR this week on Cultural Manifesto.
Oct 14, 2016
A full hour of music and words with Roberto Lange of Helado Negro. We listen to several selections off his amazing new album "Private Energy", which has been receiving glowing write-ups from Pitchfork, Fader, The Guardian, etc.
Oct 07, 2016
Rodney Stepp played the Zaire '74 concert when he was keyboardist and assistant musical director for The Spinners. On the show are tracks from Rodney's work with The Diplomatics, Jazzie Cazzie and The Seven Sounds, The Spinners - and two never before heard soul ballads from Rodney's Midwest funk supergroup Rapture, who recorded two extraordinary LPs that were never issued.
Sep 30, 2016
Music and words from Kaleidoscope Jukebox aka Clint Carty.
Sep 23, 2016
Host Kyle Long speaks with music journalist Ariana Beedie about her new local music and culture media platform FAF Collective. We also discuss her past work for AfroPunk, and her current involvement with the local Black Lives Matter affiliate Indy 10. Plus music picks from Ariana, and kyle spins local tracks from Phil Ranelin and Clint Breeze w/ John Stamps.
Sep 16, 2016
Joining Kyle is jazz guitarist Pat Martino.
Sep 09, 2016
Tonight on Cultural Manifesto, DJ Kyle Long talks with Sunny Jain of Red Baraat. The group will be performing this Sunday at The Jazz Kitchen. Then, a conversation with Joyful Noise Recordings artist Yonatan Gat.
Sep 02, 2016
This show is all about Bloomington, Indiana's Lotus Fest - happening September 15-18, 2016. Guests joining the show are 2016 Lotus performers, including Tair Haim of the Israeli-Yemenite trio A-Wa; Sudanese singer Alsarah; and bhangra legend Johnny Kalsi of Dhol Foundation and Alaap! Don't miss this packed hour of incredible music and conversation!
Aug 26, 2016
This week host Kyle Long speaks with Oreo Jones, Lisa Berlin of General Public Collective and Erin Jeter of Musical Family Tree about Chreece - an all day hip-hop festival happening Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Fountain Square.
Aug 19, 2016
Kyle talks with Indianapolis songwriter Tony Black who collaborated with legendary Indiana soul/funk groups The Vanguards and Revolution Compared To What. Plus, Tony will share some never before heard home recordings of a teenaged Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds that Tony made in the early 1970s.
Aug 12, 2016
Kyle Long speaks with hip-hop artist Rehema McNeil and members of the Indianapolis Chinese Orchestra. This episode ends with a track off Sub Rosa's awesome "Anthology of Chinese Experimental Music 1992-2008" compilation.
Aug 05, 2016
As you may have noticed Cultural Manifesto has been 'off-air' the last two weeks due to NPR's coverage of the Republican and Democratic conventions. Continuing loosely on that theme, this week's edition of Cultural Manifesto will look back at a pair of interviews I recorded in 2015 featuring Indianapolis artists sharing their concerns over the policies and rhetoric of Mike Pence and Donald Trump. My guests will be 2014 ArtPrize winner Anila Quayyum Agha, and papel picado maestro Beatriz Vasquez.
Jul 29, 2016
Sorry, do to the coverage of the DemocraticNational Convention, there was no Cultural Manifesto episode recorded this week.
Jul 22, 2016
Sorry, do to the coverage of the Republican National Convention, there was no Cultural Manifesto episode recorded this week.
Jul 15, 2016
This episode features an extended interview with the great Indianapolis jazz vocalist Everett Greene.
Jul 08, 2016
On this episode of A Cultural Manifesto and extended interview with Richard Edwards from Margot and the Nuclear So and So's.
Jul 01, 2016
Psyched to have a full hour of music and conversation with @mikeadamsathishonestweight tonight at 9 on 90.1 @wfyi_indy Public Radio. Awesome tunes off his new @joyfulnoiserecs LP 'Casino Drone' and conversation about everything from Christian punk to mail order classic rock compilation TV ads.
Jun 24, 2016
Up first host Kyle Long talks with vocalist and musician Azieb Abraha, and on the second half of the broadcast is joined by composer and clarinetist Eric Salazar.
Jun 17, 2016
Clint "DJ Paren" McCarty and Antonio Leiriao of Naptown Soul Club will be spin up some classic Indiana funk and soul music from groups including Amnesty, The Hamilton Movement, Lost Weekend and more.
Jun 10, 2016
Bangs Nicely producer Alex Edgecombe a.k.a. Cool Hand Lex joins Kyle on Cultural Manifesto tonight.
Jun 03, 2016
Tonight's guest is Jay Brookinz who will be discussing the upcoming June 11th Beat Battle at Pioneer.
May 27, 2016
Host Kyle Long speaks with Bashiri Asad, and Mat Davis returns for his monthly Localmotion segment featuring a tremendous musical performance from Kara Beth Rasure.
May 20, 2016
Tristra Newyear Yeager, from Bloomington's Rock Paper Scissors, shares some adventurous new sounds from Tanzania, Ethiopia and Senegal, and Kyle speaks with Indiana soul music legend Lonnie Lester.
May 13, 2016
Oreo Jones spins cuts off his excellent new LP "Cash For Gold" which dropped this May 13, 2016.
May 06, 2016
Kyle Long is happy to have words and music from composer/vocalist Hanna Benn on this show. He samples some of Hanna's incredible music, and she also brought some amazing records from her collection to share.
Apr 29, 2016
An amazing variety of sounds on this show. Up first Kyle Long speaks with Indianapolis musician Kate Boyd about her recording of John Cage's work for prepared piano. On the second half of the broadcast Tristra Newyear Yeager from Bloomington's Rock Paper Scissors shares some excellent Pashto music from Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Apr 22, 2016
On this show, music and conversation with musician/producer Sharlene Birdsong. Sharlene is a member of several awesome bands, including Thee Tsunamis, Louie Louie, White Moms and The United States Three - but we'll be talking about her work directing Musical Family Tree's IN Covers series, which features Indiana bands covering other Indiana bands. Also Mat Davis interviews The Yellow Kites on his Localmotion segment.
Apr 15, 2016
On this episode a conversation with Indianapolis composer James Aikman regarding his composition Peacemakers, written for the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.
Apr 08, 2016
An interview with Kipp Normand and Michael Kaufmann, the creative visionaries behind the new Museum of Psychphonics in Fountain Square. Kipp and Michael will be sharing music and stories that inspired the museum. Tonight's playlist includes some of my favorite musicians: Sun Ra, Harry Partch, Parliament, Sedcairn Archives and more.
Apr 01, 2016
Host Kyle Long is psyched to present a mix featuring words and music from the late great activist, author and songwriter Gil Scott-Heron, who would've turned 67-years-old this week.
Mar 25, 2016
This week I'll be spinning a full hour of music from artists on the roster of this year's Fountain Square Music Fest. Music from Sonic Youth ft. Thurston Moore, Jad Fair, Kimya Dawson, Native Sun, Sotomayor, Mexican Institute of Sound, Sirius Blvck, Kishi Bashi, Helado Negro and more.
Mar 18, 2016
Up first Louie Louie talking about their tribute EP to Indy funk legends The Highlighters released through Musical Family Tree's IN Covers series. And in the second half of the broadcast Tristra Newyear Yeager of Bloomington, Indiana's international music PR firm Rock Paper Scissors playing an amazing new track from Haiti's legendary RAM, plus tunes from Costa Rica and Brazil.
Mar 11, 2016
Host Kyle Long talks with Felix Contreras of NPR's Alt Latino, and Mat Davis speaks with Elle Roberts for his monthly Localmotion segment.
Mar 04, 2016
Fountain Square Music Fest is happening March 25 & 26, 2016. Cultural Manifesto host Kyle Long talks about the festival line-up with FSMF's Adam Pedersen and Joyful Noise Recordings' Karl Hofstetter. Plus music from FSMF artists.
Feb 26, 2016
A 30 minute spinning of a Nina Simone mix on Cultural Manifesto in honor of Miss Simone's birthday earlier this week.
Feb 19, 2016
A conversation with DJ/producer Scott Matelic on topics ranging from Anticon Records, Diplo, Nujabes, Baltimore club music and more.
Feb 12, 2016
Marking the death of the brilliant James Dewitt Yancey - better known to music fans as J Dilla. Spinning of Dilla's music and speaking with Old Soul's Doug Morris about this a Dilla tribute at The HI-FI. The second half of the show Mat Davis returns for his monthly Localmotion segment. Guest is vocalist Jo Universal.
Feb 05, 2016
Up first on the show Kyle speaks with the Paris-born and Brooklyn-based composer Daniel Wohl. During the second half of the broadcast Kyle talks with the Indianapolis hip-hop MC Human. Human has a powerful new video out titled "BET", and the director of that work Jace will also join us in conversation.
Jan 29, 2016
1960s easy listening singer, turned Latin America pop star Vikki Carr. Ms. Carr will perform at the Center For The Performing Arts in Carmel this Saturday, January 30th. We discussed her work with legendary artists from Phil Spector to Johnny Cash.
Jan 22, 2016
Kyle talks with musician Sphie, and she shares tracks from her new release Limitless Extraordinaire. Also featured is our monthly Localmotion segment with Mat Davis. This week Mat speaks with Theon Lee about their new monthly hip-hop showcase called The Dojo.
Jan 15, 2016
Host Kyle Long has a conversation with rapper Drayco McCoy and DJ Little Town about identity and music, violence and misogyny in art, etc.
Jan 08, 2016
TJ Reynolds discussing his new album NPR featuring samples from Public Radio favorites like Diane Rehm, Teri Gross, etc. Thanks to TJ and Teresa Reynolds for coming through the WFYI studios.
Jan 01, 2016
An interview with Indiana Rock and Roll Legend Ron Matelic along with samples from his bands Sir Winston and the Commons, Anonymous, and J. Rider. This show originally aired July 15th, 2015.
Dec 25, 2015
This week features music and conversation with Sean Stuart aka LONEgevity of the hip-hop duo Hinx Jones. Sean will be sharing some tracks from the group's new LP 'Soul Hop' featuring musical contributions from Pope Adrian Bless, Sirius Blvck, Skittz and more.
Dec 18, 2015
Catch my interview with Ejaaz Collins on this episode of A Cultural Manifesto. On the second half of the show Tristra Newyear Yeager from Rock, Paper, Scissors returns, sharing some psychedelic cumbias and boogaloos from Xixa, Spanglish Fly and more
Dec 11, 2015
On this episode of A Cultural Manifesto I'm honored to feature an extended conversation with the legendary writer, publisher and member of the Black Arts Movement Dr. Haki Madhubuti.
Dec 04, 2015
On this episode, conversation and music with electronic music producer/hip-hop beatmaker Clint Breeze; and the Jamaican-born/Indianapolis-based reggae singer Kingly T.
Nov 27, 2015
First, Anila Quayyum Agha an Indianapolis-based visual artist who received international attention and adulation for her 2014 ArtPrize winning installation "Intersections". Also, Tristra Newyear Yeager from the Bloomingon, and Indiana global music PR firm Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Nov 20, 2015
This week features an interview with the Crow Nation Native American hip-hop artist Supaman, also a conversation with Ramón Gutiérrez Hernández of Veracruz, Mexico's Son de Madera.
Nov 13, 2015
On this episode an interview with Indianapolis jazz musician Rob Dixon who will be inducted into the Indianapolis Jazz Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 19, 2015.
Nov 06, 2015
On this edition of Cultural Manifesto Kyle features an interview with the legendary poet Nikki Giovanni. Plus Mat Davis returns with his monthly Localmotion segment. Mat's guest will be Indianapolis poet Januarie York.
Oct 30, 2015
On this episode of A Cultural Manifesto and extended interview with Richard Edwards from Margot and the Nuclear So and So's.
Oct 23, 2015
Hip Hip MC Sonny Paradise shares tracks of his upcoming album Pharaohgami.
Oct 16, 2015
On this week's edition of Cultural Manfiesto host Kyle Long speaks with Joyful Noise Recordings founder Karl Hofstetter and Joyful Noise community manager Adam Pedersen.
Oct 09, 2015
On this week's episode of A Cultural Manifesto, 1980s South African electro-pop superstar-turned Human Rights activist Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
Sep 30, 2015
On tonight's show, a conversation with U.S. Representative André Carson regarding his work in hip-hop music. Also Indianapolis hip-hop MC The Comdot (aka Patrick Stuckey) who will be sharing a preview of his forthcoming LP The Grey Maxell.