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.
November 22, 2017
10:00AM | 90.1 FM HD2
November 22, 2017
8:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
November 25, 2017
12:00PM | 90.1 FM HD2
November 25, 2017
10:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
Nov 01, 2017
Kyle Long speak with Indianapolis music legend Sid UncleJamz Johnson about his work as a musician, manager, and songwriter.
Oct 25, 2017
A special pledge drive edition of a Cultural Manifesto with an hour of music and words with David Crosby.
Oct 18, 2017
Kyle speaks with Indiana R&B legend Lonnie Lester, also a conversation with Ariana Beedie of FAF Collective, who will share her thoughts on the aborted Rock Against Racism festival.
Oct 11, 2017
Kyle will speak with the mad scientist of Indiana music, Moe Whittemore, for an hour of words and music from 700 West. This episode features some rare soul and funk discs Moe recorded from bands like Little Murray and The Mantics, Funk St. Workshop, and more.
Oct 04, 2017
A conversation with The Knot Brothers, plus a preview of Kyle's interview with funk legend Paul Thomas of Circle City Band.
Sep 27, 2017
Kyle Long previews Bloomington Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. Also, a look back at the case of Michael Taylor, an Indianapolis resident who was shot while handcuffed in an Indianapolis Police Department patrol car 30 years ago. John Loflin, from the group Reggaenomix, speaks about the song he wrote about the event.
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.