Join Kyle Long as he explores the merging of a wide spectrum of global music with more familiar American styles, including soul, hip-hop and jazz. In each episode of Cultural Manifesto listeners can expect to hear intriguing new sounds, alongside in-depth interviews featuring a wide span of musical pioneers, from Herbie Hancock to Anoushka Shankar. 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 Cultural Manifesto on 90.1 WFYI Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. and again on Saturdays at 10 p.m. Or stream it on wfyi.org.
October 23, 2019
10:00AM | 90.1 FM HD2
October 23, 2019
8:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
October 26, 2019
12:00PM | 90.1 FM HD2
October 26, 2019
10:00PM | 90.1 FM and HD1
Oct 18, 2019
Kyle Long presents part two of his series on the legendary Indianapolis funk band Amnesty.
Oct 10, 2019
Kyle presents part one of his two part series documenting the legendary Indianapolis funk group Amnesty. In this episode, hear from the group's three surviving members: Joe Trotter, Rafael Barnes, and Gino Johnson.
Oct 03, 2019
To celebrate the new WFYI documentary The Revolutionist: Eugene V. Debs, I'll be featuring an hour of protest music - including a look back to my 2018 interview with musician/activist Barbara Dane.
Sep 27, 2019
This week Kyle Long shares an interview with the legendary Indianapolis funk drummer Matthew Watson. During the late '60s Watson co-founded the psychedelic funk group Ebony Rhythm Band. Watson died earlier this month at the age of 72.
Sep 26, 2019
This week's edition of Cultural Manifesto may be the most significant program Kyle has ever produced. this episode features an hour of previously unheard music from the legendary Indianapolis band Merging Traffic. Plus commentary from two of the band's founding members: Kenny Simms and George Benn.
Sep 19, 2019
Kyle chats with Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval ahead of his 2019 Indy Jazz Fest show. Then, a preview of the 2019 Lotus Fest in Bloomington, IN beginning September 26, 2019.
Sep 13, 2019
Kyle celebrates Ken Burns' PBS documentary "Country Music" with a tribute to Indianapolis country music legend Lattie Moore. "Country Music" premieres Sunday, September 15, 2019 on PBS.
Sep 05, 2019
On this episode of Cultural Manifesto Kyle Long continues coverage of the new anthology from @NowAgain documenting the Indianapolis soul music label LAMP Records. Joining Kyle is vocalist Pam Davis-Tanner.
Aug 30, 2019
Kyle talks with Indianapolis rapper Double A and jazz musician Monika Herzig.
Aug 22, 2019
This week host Kyle Long talks with HarryOtaku and Pernell From Pike from the new rap group C-Lunch. They all listen to the C-Lunch debut release "Commercial Break".
Aug 15, 2019
Kyle Long talks with rapper ameriKKKen in advance of her performance at Chreece Hip-Hop Festival. The festival takes place Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Fountain Square.
Aug 08, 2019
This week Kyle's guest is LAMP Records founder Herb Miller, he and Kyle talk about the label's rise in Indianapolis and the new LAMP anthology "It Glowed Like The Sun: The Story of Naptown's Motown" from @nowagain Records.
Aug 02, 2019
This week Kyle's guests are The Brothers Footman, an Indianapolis band who blend country, soul, pop, and hip-hop influences into a unique new sound.
Jul 26, 2019
Joining host Kyle Long are Joel and Nick Tucker of The Tucker Brothers. In this episode, they preview tracks off their new LP Two Parts.
Jul 18, 2019
This July 2019 @NowAgain Records released their anthology of the Indianapolis soul label LAMP. To celebrate the release, host Kyle Long interviews James Davis, founder of LAMP's hit group The Vanguards.
Jul 11, 2019
This week Kyle's guests are: the psychedelic Brazilian singer-songwriter Sessa, and Barcelona, Spain's Alma Afrobeat.
Jul 04, 2019
Host Kyle Long interviews Indianapolis blues singer Queen Delphine of Queen Delphine and The Crown Jewels.
Jun 27, 2019
Kyle talks with jazz guitarist Charlie Ballantine about his new album "Cold Coffee."