Cultural Manifesto / ContraBanned #MusicUnites
March 15, 2017
This show is all about ContraBanned #MusicUnites, which is a South by Southwest showcase featuring music from the countries targeted in Donald Trump’s executive order travel ban. I'll be speaking with Tristra Newyear Yeager of the music PR firm Rock Paper Scissors, a co-sponsor of ContraBanned. I'll also talk with two musicians performing at ContraBanned: Dena El Saffar of Salaam, and Bassel Almadani of Bassel & The Supernaturals. Plus music from Yussef Kamaal, Ash Koosha, and Mohsen Namjoo.
May 21, 2020
Joining Kyle Long on the show this week is John Loflin. The two discuss John's journey in music, from growing up playing country music in Fountain Square in the 1950s, to joining the first reggae band in Indianapolis during the 1980s.
May 14, 2020
On this week's show Kyle's guest is Elayne Jones, a world renown percussionist and the first Black woman in the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Jones worked with some of the greatest orchestras and conductors of the 20th Century, including Leopold Stokowski and Duke Ellington.
May 07, 2020
Host Kyle Long talks with Father Amde of the Watts Prophets, their 1971 debut release is widely regarded as the first rap album.
May 01, 2020
Kyle interviews guitarist Rodney Wood, and listens to the The Fatelics's demo recordings.
Apr 23, 2020
Host Kyle Long pays tribute to some of the legendary women of Indianapolis soul music, with interviews and music from: Lois Blaine, Aretta La Marre, The Pearls, The Indy's, The Sentimentals, Debbie Nelson, Mary Brown, and Niambi Steele of 24 Carat Black.
Apr 16, 2020
This week, Kyle takes a look at the NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. Small Studio Sessions producer Melissa Davis joins the show to discuss the evolution of the WFYI's music series and its connection to the Tiny Desk contest. Kyle also airs his chat 2017 Tiny Desk winners Tank and The Bangas, and shares his interview with this month's Small Studio artist Okara Imani.
Apr 09, 2020
This week Kyle's guests are Dena El Saffar and Tim Moore of Salaam, a Middle Eastern music ensemble based in Bloomington. Kyle shares tracks from their new album Mediterranean Nights.
Apr 02, 2020
On this week's show host Kyle Long looks back to the 1920s, '30s and '40s to examine how Indianapolis musicians dealt with the severe economic and social problems brought on by catastrophic events like the Great depression and World War II. Kyle focuses on the music of Leroy Carr, Scrapper Blackwell, Little Bill Gaither, and Emry Arthur.
Mar 26, 2020
This week Kyle's guest is the Indianapolis jazz vocalist Sandy Lomax, who found success performing in Europe during the 1990s.
Mar 19, 2020
On this episode of Cultural Manifesto Kyle is joined by rock musician Rick Espinoza, a pioneer of Mexican-America music in Indianapolis.
Mar 12, 2020
On this edition of Cultural Manifesto Kyle Long's guest is jazz vocalist Yvonne Allu. Kyle and Yvonne listen to tracks off her new record 'Clymate Change.'
Mar 05, 2020
This week on Cultural Manifesto host Kyle Long celebrates the 97th anniversary of the birth of jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. Kyle shares interviews featuring Wes' family, friends, and fellow musicians - including Herbie Hancock, Zakir Hussain, and others.
Feb 27, 2020
This week, Kyle talks with Indianapolis blues and R&B vocalist Debbie Nelson of the In Full Transition band. The two discuss her early years growing up along Indiana Avenue.
Feb 20, 2020
This week Kyle's guests are Mike Woods and Sandy Lomax of the legendary Indianapolis funk band Soul Relation. We discuss the band's legacy, and listen to some excellent unreleased recordings the band made during the 1970s.
Feb 13, 2020
This week host Kyle Long's guest is Indianapolis rapper/producer Willis. The two discuss his new album 'Welcome to the Universe.'
Feb 06, 2020
Kyle's guests are pianist Rev. Marvin Chandler and vocalist Everett Greene, who have been performing jazz music together in Indianapolis for over twenty years. The conversation focuses on the life of Rev. Chandler, from his work in music, to his work as an activist for civil rights.
Jan 30, 2020
This week, Kyle Long talks with Indianapolis-based DJ and electronic music producer D. Strange.
Jan 23, 2020
This week, Kyle Long talks with jazz saxophonist Amanda Gardier about her new album "Flyover Country."