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.
January 20, 2018
12:00PM | 90.1 FM HD2
January 20, 2018
10:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
January 24, 2018
10:00AM | 90.1 FM HD2
January 24, 2018
8:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
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.
Dec 27, 2017
Kyle looks back at some of his favorite interviews and music from 2017. Plus, a preview of the title track from Hanna Benn's brilliant debut EP Divide.
Dec 20, 2017
Kyle Long shares music and words from Indiana songwriter/composer/guitarist/vocalist/educator Tyron Cooper. Also, Kyle pays tribute to Indianapolis jazz legend "Mad" Harold Caldwell.
Dec 13, 2017
DJ Kyle Long introduces a new segment called Hip-Hop DNA, examining the Indianapolis roots of famous hip-hiop songs and beats. Plus, a conversation with Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor and Latin percussion maestro, Michael Spiro.
Dec 06, 2017
Kyle speaks with Armando Perez of the Chicago-based Afrojam Funkbeat band ¡ESSO!. ¡ESSO!'s music mixes hip-hop, salsa, afrobeat, cumbia, and house with a message of unity and social justice.
Nov 29, 2017
Kyle Long speaks with Rafael Barnes, an original member of the legendary Indianapolis funk band Amnesty.
Nov 22, 2017
The voices and music of America's indigenous communities. Kyle spins tracks off the incredible indigenous folk/rock comp Native North America Vol. 1, also tracks from A Tribe Called Red, plus an interview with Crow Nation hip-hop artist Supaman.
Nov 15, 2017
DJ Kyle Long catches up with Cyrus Youngman and plays tracks off of his upcoming Cyrus Youngman and the Kingfishers album titled "Trip To Try."
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".