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.
November 14, 2018
10:00AM | 90.1 FM HD2
November 14, 2018
8:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
November 17, 2018
12:00PM | 90.1 FM HD2
November 17, 2018
10:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
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.
Aug 08, 2018
Encore broadcast of: DJ Kyle Long shares his full interview with Indy jazz legend Phil Ranelin about playing with Freddie Hubbard, Wes Montgomery and more.
Aug 01, 2018
Kyle Long talks with Jordan Munson about his new album "Until My Last."
Jul 25, 2018
Kyle talks with Indianapolis rapper Skypp. His new album "Tenth" was inspired by his time growing up on the Eastside of Indianapolis.
Jul 18, 2018
Kyle Long talks with Alma Afrobeat ahead of their show at pioneerindy on Friday, July 20, 2018.
Jul 11, 2018
In collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways Kyle presents a special two part episode of Cultural Manifesto featuring the words and music of American folk music legend Barbara Dane. Bob Dylan on Barbara Dane, "The world needs more people like Barbara, someone who is willing to follow her conscience. She is, if the term must be used, a hero."