Join Kyle Long as he explores the merging of a wide spectrum of global music with more familiar American styles, including soul, hip-hop and jazz. In each episode of Cultural Manifesto listeners can expect to hear intriguing new sounds, alongside in-depth interviews featuring a wide span of musical pioneers, from Herbie Hancock to Anoushka Shankar. 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 Cultural Manifesto on 90.1 WFYI Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. and again on Saturdays at 10 p.m. Or stream it on wfyi.org.
January 23, 2019
10:00AM | 90.1 FM HD2
January 23, 2019
8:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
January 26, 2019
12:00PM | 90.1 FM HD2
January 26, 2019
10:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
Jan 16, 2019
This week on Cultural Manifesto DJ Kyle Long listens back on some of his favorite jazz interviews of 2018, including Herbie Hancock, Monika Herzig, and Rob Dixon.
Jan 09, 2019
This week Cultural Manifesto features some of Kyle's favorite hip-hop content from 2018 shows, including Kyro The Artist, Skypp, and Keiana Whatley.
Jan 02, 2019
Host Kyle Long reflects on the amazing guests this year on Cultural Manifesto - from jazz icon Herbie Hancock, to folk music pioneer Barbara Dane. For the next couple weeks on Cultural Manifesto we look back at some of Kyle's favorite interviews and music of 2018, and look ahead to 2019. On this episode, words and music from: soul music outsider Swamp Dogg, The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, Ryan Lott of Son Lux, 24 Carat Black's C Niambi Steele, trombonist and Tribe Records' co-founder Phil Ranelin, George Benn and Kenny Simms of the legendary Indianapolis jazz fusion band Merging Traffic, singer-songwriter Yadin Kol, and soul singer extraordinaire Keiana Whatley.
Dec 26, 2018
On this Cultural Manifesto host Kyle Long talks with two of his favorite Indiana musicians: multi-instrumentalist and composer Dena El Saffar and percussionist Tim Moore. 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of their band Salaam, a fantastic Middle Eastern music ensemble Dena founded as a student at Indiana University. In addition to their work in Salaam, Dena and Tim are also members of Rivers of Sound, an extraordinary 17 piece orchestra that fuses elements of traditional Iraqi maqam with contemporary Western jazz. Rivers of Sound have performed at festivals and concert halls around the world, including Newport Jazz Festival, and the London Jazz Festival. The Chicago Tribune just ranked Rivers of Sound's February performance at Orchestra Hall as one of the best jazz concerts of 2018.
Dec 19, 2018
2018 marks the 50th anniversary for Indy's first Black owned/operated radio station WTLC. This week on Cultural Manifesto Rickie "Solid Gold" Clark will join me to commemorate the occasion. Clark was an early on-air personality at WTLC, and he also released the first rap record ever issued in Indianapolis: 1980's "Ladies Rights" on the Indy 5 label.
Dec 12, 2018
This week's edition of Cultural Manifesto may be the most significant program Kyle has ever produced. this episode features an hour of previously unheard music from the legendary Indianapolis band Merging Traffic. Plus commentary from two of the band's founding members: Kenny Simms and George Benn.
Dec 05, 2018
FoxD'Legnd joins Kyle Long for a conversation, and Kyle shares a preview of my recent interview with Lonnie Holley.
Nov 28, 2018
This week Kyle's guest is Ray Pierle. Ray has been independently recording and releasing folky psych rock music from his Southside Indianapolis home for over 40 years! Though Ray's work has generated relatively little interest here in his hometown, his albums are collected by psychedelic rock fans around the globe. this show features an hour of words and music with Ray, including rare and unreleased selections.
Nov 21, 2018
On this week's show Kyle talks with Rodney Stepp. Forty years after recording two LPs of unreleased music, Rodney's legendary Indianapolis funk supergroup Rapture has issued an excellent 45 single through the U.K. label Super Disco Edits. Rodney shares the story behind the record's release.
Nov 14, 2018
On this show Kyle's guest is the legendary Indianapolis soul singer Kenny Dodson. Kenny shares memories of performing with his teenage singing group The Sensations, and his current work performing with Jerry Cummings of Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes.
Nov 07, 2018
This week, DJ Kyle Long shares music and conversation with local musicians Keiana Whatley and Yadin Kol.
Nov 01, 2018
This week on #CulturalManifesto, DJ Kyle Long speaks with guitarist Rafiq Bhatia ahead of his November 8, 2018 show at Newfields.
Oct 24, 2018
This week's show is all about Indy's legendary soul label LAMP Records, including music and commentary from: Matthew Watson and Lester Johnson of Ebony Rhythm Band, Pam Tanner of The Pearls, and more!
Oct 18, 2018
Kyle Long speaks with Josephine and Henry of the legendary Indianapolis soul group The Sentimentals on this edition of Cultural Manifesto. Hear tracks from both sides of The Sentimentals' 1970 single on Knap Town Records, plus many other rare Indianapolis groups connected to The Sentimentals, including: People in the News, King James Version, The Diplomatics, and an unreleased track off a lost album project by Indy gospel greats the Blakey Specials. (Original broadcast, May 2, 2018)
Oct 10, 2018
Joining Kyle on this show is guitarist Steve Weakley, a founding member of the legendary Indianapolis band Funk Inc. Steve dropa a lot of knowledge about the history of jazz guitar in Indianapolis. I definitely recommend all soul music and jazz fans to check this episode out.
Oct 03, 2018
If you're a fan of 21st Century Indiana electronic dance music/hip-hop, check out this week's Cultural Manifesto. Kyle talks with DJs/producers Action Jackson and Lemi Vice. Jackson is also the cofounder of Rad Summer Records, and we'll be discussing the label's history and spinning some tunes.
Sep 26, 2018
This week features an excerpt of Kyle's recent interview with Brian Wilson. Brian brings his "Greatest Hits Live" tour to the Palladium on November 17. Kyle also shares music from some of the artists performing this weekend at Bloomington's Lotus Fest, including music from: Anandi Bhattacharya, Jupiter and Okwess, Rio Mira, Orquesta El Macabeo, and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole.
Sep 19, 2018
On this episode of Cultural Manifesto, C. Niambi Steele of the legendary Stax Records group 24-Carat Black talks with Kyle.