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.
December 7, 2019
12:00PM | 90.1 FM HD2
December 7, 2019
10:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
December 11, 2019
10:00AM | 90.1 FM HD2
December 11, 2019
8:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
Dec 05, 2019
On this edition of Cultural Manifesto Kyle Long is joined in studio by Daniel Paquette, best known as the popular children's music performer Mr. Daniel. The two discuss how Paquette's past work performing experimental punk rock and anarchist folk music all coalesced into the children's music he creates as Mr. Daniel.
Nov 27, 2019
This week Kyle pays tribute to Indianapolis percussionist Raul Padro, who passed away last month. Also in theis episode, an interview with Crow Nation hip-hop artist @Supamanhiphop
Nov 20, 2019
Host Kyle Long continues with his LAMP Records coverage, this week he speaks with members of the popular Indianapolis soul group Words of Wisdom.
Nov 14, 2019
Kyle speaks with Bill Simmons, co-founder of Midnight Star. During the 1980s Midnight Star released a series of influential hit records merging electronic dance music with R&B - but Bill Simmons spent his early years performing with local funk and soul bands here in Indianapolis.
Nov 07, 2019
On this episode Kyle talks with members of Midwest '70s funk group The Hamilton Movement. Topics of conversation include the band's association with comedian Rudy Ray Moore, which led to Moore premiering his 1975 film Dolemite in Indianapolis.
Oct 30, 2019
Host Kyle Long continues his Lamp Records coverage with a program featuring John "Ricky" Jackson, an original member of the Indianapolis funk group Ebony Rhythm Band.
Oct 24, 2019
On this episode Kyle's guest is vocalist soul Paul Middlebrook of The P.H.D.'s. During the '60s and '70s The P.H.D.'s were a popular attraction on the Indianapolis live music scene. In 1970 the group issued a sought after single on the Lamp Records label.
Oct 18, 2019
Kyle Long presents part two of his series on the legendary Indianapolis funk band Amnesty.
Oct 10, 2019
Kyle presents part one of his two part series documenting the legendary Indianapolis funk group Amnesty. In this episode, hear from the group's three surviving members: Joe Trotter, Rafael Barnes, and Gino Johnson.
Oct 03, 2019
To celebrate the new WFYI documentary The Revolutionist: Eugene V. Debs, I'll be featuring an hour of protest music - including a look back to my 2018 interview with musician/activist Barbara Dane.
Sep 27, 2019
This week Kyle Long shares an interview with the legendary Indianapolis funk drummer Matthew Watson. During the late '60s Watson co-founded the psychedelic funk group Ebony Rhythm Band. Watson died earlier this month at the age of 72.
Sep 26, 2019
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.
Sep 19, 2019
Kyle chats with Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval ahead of his 2019 Indy Jazz Fest show. Then, a preview of the 2019 Lotus Fest in Bloomington, IN beginning September 26, 2019.
Sep 13, 2019
Kyle celebrates Ken Burns' PBS documentary "Country Music" with a tribute to Indianapolis country music legend Lattie Moore. "Country Music" premieres Sunday, September 15, 2019 on PBS.
Sep 05, 2019
On this episode of Cultural Manifesto Kyle Long continues coverage of the new anthology from @NowAgain documenting the Indianapolis soul music label LAMP Records. Joining Kyle is vocalist Pam Davis-Tanner.
Aug 30, 2019
Kyle talks with Indianapolis rapper Double A and jazz musician Monika Herzig.
Aug 22, 2019
This week host Kyle Long talks with HarryOtaku and Pernell From Pike from the new rap group C-Lunch. They all listen to the C-Lunch debut release "Commercial Break".
Aug 15, 2019
Kyle Long talks with rapper ameriKKKen in advance of her performance at Chreece Hip-Hop Festival. The festival takes place Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Fountain Square.