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.
September 27, 2017
10:00AM | 90.1 FM HD2
September 27, 2017
8:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
September 30, 2017
12:00PM | 90.1 FM HD2
September 30, 2017
10:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
Sep 20, 2017
Kyle speaks with Cuban-born jazz drummer Ingacio Berroa. He speaks about his work in Cuba with artists like Felipe Dulzaides, Silvio Rodriguez, Emiliano Salvador and Grupo de Experimentacion Sonora del ICAIC. Also, a recent interview with electronic music producer Taylor McFerrin.
Sep 13, 2017
Kyle speaks with Philly-born trumpet maestro, and 2017 Indy Jazz Fest artist Randy Brecker. Randy and his late brother Michael have increadible roots in Indiana music, and Kyle digs deep into that history.
Sep 06, 2017
Kyle Long speaks with Sarah Grain from Sarah Grain & The Billions of Stars as she share's and talks about their new album "Something Wild".
Aug 30, 2017
Kyle Long speaks with one of Indianapolis' earliest, and most interesting punk bands: The Last Four Digits. We'll be talking about the early years of punk rock in Indianapolis, and the new anthology of their work on TimeChange Records: "Don't Move - Essential Synth/Wave From the American Rust Belt (1980-1982)".
Aug 23, 2017
A special Chreece edition of Cultural Manifesto featuring Chreece 3 performers Flaco, and Bates.
Aug 16, 2017
Kyle speaks about Selena and Velvet Underground with the phenomenal vocalist/songwriter Nina Diaz. Nina started performing at age thirteen in San Antonio, Texas with the punk band Girl In A Coma.
Aug 09, 2017
DJ Kyle Long speaks with drummer Ian Chang of Son Lux. His debut solo album, "Spiritual Leader," was created using new music technology called Sensory Percussion.
Jul 26, 2017
DJ Kyle Long speaks with R&B legend and Indy native, Babyface! Hear the two discuss the Indianapolis music scene of the 70s, and hear some unreleased Babyface recordings that even he had no idea existed.
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".