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Pianist Lara Downes
May 14, 2023
This week on Cultural Manifesto, an hour of words and music with the classical music pianist, and arts activist Lara Downes. She’ll be performing the Florence Price piano concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra later this month.
Downes has become a significant advocate for African American voices in classical music. She’s the host and creator of Amplify, an NPR series that features Downes in conversation with a wide range of Black musicians. She’s also creator and curator of Rising Sun Music, a recording label that focuses on the work of historic and contemporary Black composers.
Dwani Phiri / NB Nakita
May 31, 2023
Dwani Phiri, a Zambian-born Indianapolis-based artist who blends the afrobeat sounds of his...
Boot Scoot USA / KPop Indiana
May 24, 2023
Boot Scoot USA country music dance party organizers, Kevin Hofmeister and Kyle Nagy, share...
Michael Kaufmann / Mar Mar Aye
May 17, 2023
Kyle Long speaks with experimental musician, artist manager, and Indianapolis civic leader...
Morgan Rae Webster/ Finding Etheridge with Hanako Gavia
May 7, 2023
This week on Cultural Manifesto singer/songwriter Morgan Rae Webster and another edition of...
Shana Cleveland and Rebel Music with Rodney Pol Jr.
April 30, 2023
Graham Nash / Augusta Read Thomas
April 21, 2023
This week on Cultural Manifesto I’ll speak with the rock and roll legend Graham Nash
Premium Blend - Virtue
April 12, 2023
This week on Cultural Manifesto I’ll speak with the saxophonist and composer Jared Thompson...
April 7, 2023
This week on Cultural Manifesto, world–renowned soprano vocalist Angela Brown.
March 30, 2023
Women Pioneers of Indiana Punk, New Wave, and Noise Music
March 23, 2023
This week on Cultural Manifesto we’ll celebrate Women’s History Month by paying tribute...
Public Universal Friend / Jim Messina
March 17, 2023
This week on Cultural Manifesto, Jody Friend, of the Indianapolis-based rock band Public Universal...
Wes Montgomery / Etheridge Knight
March 10, 2023
This March marks the 100th anniversary of the renowned jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery.
The A to Z of Indiana music - Part 2
March 9, 2023
Wilkerson will share an A to Z playlist of Indiana music, featuring classic Hoosier jazz, funk,...
The A to Z of Indiana music - Part 1
March 3, 2023
Musician and archivist Rick Wilkerson shares an A to Z playlist of Indiana music, featuring...
Skypp "Sorry 4 My Trauma"
February 27, 2023
Indianapolis-based rapper Skypp
Gary, Indiana's Calvin Carter
February 19, 2023
Songwriter Calvin Carter
Brandon Douthitt / Virginia Maxey
February 9, 2023
This week on Cultural Manifesto we speak with saxophonist Brandon Douthitt. He’s one of the...
Florence LaRue - The 5th Dimension
February 5, 2023
This week on Cultural Manifesto we speak with Florence LaRue, an original member of the legendary...