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.
May 26, 2018
12:00PM | 90.1 FM HD2
May 26, 2018
10:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
May 30, 2018
10:00AM | 90.1 FM HD2
May 30, 2018
8:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
May 16, 2018
Kyle Long speaks with three Indy musicians who helped shape hip-hop on a local and national level: Reggie Griffin, Rickie Clark, and Grover Wilcher. (Originally aired January 24, 2018)
May 09, 2018
Kyle speaks with author Tamara Winfrey Harris, keynote speaker for the Let's Eat conference, at Central Library. Also, a conversation with original Amnesty member Rafael Barnes, and 700 West producer Moe Whittemore. Finally, a preview of Kyle's upcoming interview with James Davis, founder and lead singer of the legendary Indianapolis soul group The Vanguards.
May 02, 2018
I'm psyched to feature Josephine and Henry of the legendary Indianapolis soul group the The Sentimentals on thiss edition of Cultural Manifesto. I'll The spinning 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.
Apr 25, 2018
This week on Cultural Manifesto my guest will be the extraordinary guitarist/composer Rafiq Bhatia. Rafiq is probably best known as a member of Son Lux, but he has an extraordinary new solo disc titled Breaking English. A recent New York Times piece described Rafiq as one of the "most intriguing figures in music today." On Breaking English Rafiq draws from a wide palette of sounds, including electronic music, jazz, and South Indian Carnatic music.
Apr 18, 2018
This week Kyle talks with poet Too Black, one of the organizers of the Let's Eat artists development conference at Central Library. Plus, a farewell to Indianapolis jazz legend Clifford Ratliff as he heads to the east coast.
Apr 11, 2018
This week Kyle Long presents and hour of music and conversation with jazz guitarist Charlie Ballantine. His new album "Life is Brief" features 12 jazz arrangements of BobDylan songs.
Apr 04, 2018
This week on Cultural Manifesto DJKyleLong talks with Pavel Polanco Safadit about his new album "Rush Hour." Plus, an excerpt of TheJazzKitchen's Jazz 101 series featuring Rob Dixon!
Mar 28, 2018
DJ Kyle Long shares his full interview with Indy jazz legend Phil Ranelin about playing with Freddie Hubbard, Wes Montgomery and more.
Mar 21, 2018
On this episode of CulturalManifesto, Kyle Long discusses the murder of Brazilian politician/activist #MarielleFranco with Ana Carolina Feldenheimer, a professor from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Plus jazz legend Billy Cobham.
Mar 14, 2018
This week on Cultural Manifesto, Kurt Austin, vocalist for hardcore bands including Risen and Birthright, and founder of the long running vegan, straight edge, hardcore label Catalyst Records.
Mar 07, 2018
This week on CulturalManifesto, DJKyleLong talks with Indy Jazz legend Phil Ranelin; Jimmy Carter of blindboys of Alabama; and Matt Aull, founder of the experimental cassette label Loathed Sound Department.
Feb 21, 2018
Kyle speaks with Jean-Paul Weaver and Kim Milfort, organizers of The Dreaming, a benefit for solar power in Haiti. Also, a conversation with Jenny Bhupatkar of Bollywood Beats Indy, and the singer/songwriter, and guitarist Raul Midon.
Feb 14, 2018
DJ Kyle Long talks with Marty Green and Paul Symons of BYBYE about their new album, "Metamorphasize." The group is celebrating the release with a show at HI-FI Indy this Friday. Listen to a track from the new album at http://bit.ly/2nZNqDU.
Feb 07, 2018
A look at some of the artists participating in this year's Art & Soul performance series at the Artsgarden. Also, Artur Silva speaks about Carnaval Brazil at The Jazz Kitchen and a preview of Kyle's recent interview with C Niambi Steele of the legendary Stax Records' band 24 Carat Black.
Jan 31, 2018
Kyle speaks with Megan Simonton and Joshua Allen of "Village Voices: Notes from the Griot". Plus music from Bashiri Asad and Jared Michael & Premium Blend.
Jan 24, 2018
Kyle Long speaks with three Indy musicians who helped shape hip-hop on a local and national level: Reggie Griffin, Rickie Clark, and Grover Wilcher.
Jan 10, 2018
Kyle speaks with Enrique Chi of the band Making Movies. This episode features some tracks off their new EP 'You Are Another Me' featuring innovative covers of Los Tigres Del Norte, Manu Chao, and a psychedelic son version of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song".
Jan 03, 2018
Kyle speaks with Sutiweyu Sandoval, an electronic music producer who releases work under the name Broso. Find out how Sutiweyu is using hip-hop and electronic dance music to help preserve the Garifuna culture of his Central American heritage.