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 Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. and again on Saturdays at 10 p.m. on 90.1 HD2 -- The Point. Or stream it on wfyi.org.
December 19, 2018
10:00AM | 90.1 FM HD2
December 19, 2018
8:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
December 22, 2018
12:00PM | 90.1 FM HD2
December 22, 2018
10:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
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.
Sep 12, 2018
This week's show is all about Indy Jazz Fest, and Kyle shares one of his all-time favorite Indianapolis records: The Baron Von Ohlen Quartet's 1973 release on Stan Kenton's Creative World label. Pianist Steve Allee joins Kyle in studio, and he shares his memories of creating the unique double keyboard sound he and Claude Sifferlen developed. Also, music and words with Anat Cohen, and Harold Lopez-Nussa.
Sep 05, 2018
On this episode of Cultural Manifesto John Oates of Hall and Oates joins Kyle Long for a tribute to one of Kyle and John's mutual heroes: the late blues musician Mississippi John Hurt!
Aug 29, 2018
This week Kyle's guests are composer/clarinetist Eric Salazar and soul singer/songwriter Damon Karl.
Aug 22, 2018
Kyle and guest Oreo Jones talk about the upcoming Chreece Indy Hip Hop Festival happening this Saturday in Fountain Square.
Aug 15, 2018
Saxophonist Amanda Gardier shares music off her excellent new album Empathy. Also, Sunny Jain of the Brooklyn based bhangra brass band Red Baraat spin a couple tunes from the band in advance of their performance Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art's amphitheater.