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.
June 19, 2019
10:00AM | 90.1 FM HD2
June 19, 2019
8:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
June 22, 2019
12:00PM | 90.1 FM HD2
June 22, 2019
10:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
Jun 13, 2019
Joining host Kyle Long is Paul Thomas of the Circle City Band.
Jun 05, 2019
This week, Kyle Long talks with Indianapolis funk legend Reggie Griffin about his journey from playing sax with Billy Ball and The Upsetters as a teenager, to forming Manchild with Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds in the '70s, to his work producing iconic hip-hop beats for Sugar Hill Records in the 1980s.
May 29, 2019
This week host Kyle Long's guest is the legendary Indianapolis rhythm and blues vocalist Jimmy Guilford.
May 22, 2019
Kyle shares interviews from the 2019 Big Ears Festival with Meredith Monk, Lonnie Holley, and Amirtha Kidambi.
May 15, 2019
On this week's show Kyle celebrates the great blues women of Indianapolis. He shares music from artists who worked Indiana Avenue in the '40s and '50s, and talks with current voices on the scene, such as, Queen Delphine.
May 09, 2019
On this week's show host Kyle Long speak with pianist Clare Longendyke founder of Music In Bloom, a festival celebrating the work of living composers happening from May 16 -18, 2019 in Bloomington, IN.
May 01, 2019
This week host Kyle Long shares his interview with Tank and The Bangas. While previewing tracks from their forthcoming album Green Balloons and discussing their WFYI Small Studios Session.
Apr 26, 2019
This week Kyle's guest is Moe Whittmore of 700 West Records. During the 1970s Moe recorded historically important funk, soul, and psychedelic rock music from his family's home in New Palestine, Indiana. We talk about a new compilation of his work titled "Best of 700 West - Volume 2".
Apr 18, 2019
Host Kyle Long speaks with Carrington Clinton and Purnell Jones of Clint Breeze and the Groove about their new album. Also, a preview of the Woo Grl Festival.
Apr 10, 2019
This week Kyle's guest is Ryan Lott of @sonlux. The two talk about the new Son Lux box set released by @JoyfulNoiseRecs.
Apr 03, 2019
This week on Cultural Manifesto, Zakir Hussain, a Grammy-winning tabla drum virtuoso known for his collaborations with jazz, rock and classical musicians from George Harrison, to the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart to Yo-Yo Ma, and Pharoah Sanders. Zakir's music has made him one of India's top cultural ambassadors.
Mar 27, 2019
To close out Women's History Month host Kyle Long playa music from historically important musicians with roots in the Indianapolis music scene, including: Sarah McLawler, Anna Mae Winburn & The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, The Hampton Sisters, and Flo Garvin.
Mar 20, 2019
This week Kyle speaks with author David Williams, they discuss his new book Indianapolis Rhythm & Blues which documents the development of R&B music on Indiana Avenue during the 1950s and '60s.
Mar 13, 2019
This week on Cultural Manifesto, Destiny Muhammad and Pavel of Direct Contact. Destiny Muhammad is a jazz harpist who grew up in Compton, she calls herself the 'harpist from the hood.' Destiny will talk about her influences on the harp, and I'll share music from her album Sonic Legacy, a tribute to the late Alice Coltrane. Pavel and Direct Contact are the premier Latin jazz band in Indianapolis. Pavel will be sharing some music from his latest album D' La Calle.
Mar 06, 2019
This week on Cultural Manifesto, host Kyle Long speaks with musician Cyrus Youngman. Cyrus shares how his struggle with a debilitating skeletal condition influenced his new album, "Your life will never be the same."
Feb 27, 2019
On this week's Cultural Manifesto, the Indianapolis-based composer Jordan Munson shares music from his score for the Phoenix Theatre's production of Hotel Nepenthe.
Feb 20, 2019
On this week's show Kyle continues his exploration of classic Hoosier gospel music, with tunes from The Mighty Indiana Travelers, King James Version, The Sacred Four, and many more... including the Stovall Sisters, whose big break came after providing the background vocals for Norman Greenbaum's 1969 #1 hit "Spirit in the Sky".
Feb 13, 2019
A very special edition and important slice of Indianapolis music history on Cultural Manifesto this time. Host Kyle Long speaks with vocalist Reggie Gammon, a founding member of the legendary Indianapolis gospel group The Music Masters. The Music Masters' innovative mix of gospel and soul music propelled the group to national acclaim and helped launch the career of Indianapolis gospel music icon Al Hobbs.