Cultural Manifesto 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.
Cultural Manifesto

Cultural Manifesto

From WFYI Public Radio

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.

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Babyface at IPS / Bob Marley's Gary, Indiana connection / Andrew Danforth's

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Jordan Munson's Heartless Fools / She's a Badass - Women in Rock Shaping Feminism

The return of Phil Ranelin / Indianapolis reggae pioneers Reggaenomix

The return of Phil Ranelin / Indianapolis reggae pioneers Reggaenomix

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Ari Shapiro's Och & Oy! / Indiana's LGBTQ+ music pioneer Bruz Fletcher

Ari Shapiro's Och & Oy! / Indiana's LGBTQ+ music pioneer Bruz Fletcher

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Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis

Kyle Long interviews Branford Marsalis, who will make two appearances in Indiana in January 2024.

GangGang's I Made Rock 'N' Roll Festival / Best of 2023 – Part 2

GangGang's I Made Rock 'N' Roll Festival / Best of 2023 – Part 2

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GangGang's I Made Rock 'N' Roll Festival / Best of 2023 – Part 2

Best of 2023 - Part 1

Best of 2023 - Part 1

Listen back to some of our favorite interviews of 2023. Join us for words and music from Skypp, Aye Marcay, Zakir Hussain, 123 Andrés, La March Nueva, Dwani Phiri, and Kronos Quartet.

Hoosier musicians on NPR's Best of 2023 / Rebel Music featuring Alejandra Carrillo

Hoosier musicians on NPR's Best of 2023 / Rebel Music featuring Alejandra Carrillo

NPR has released its best of 2023 music lists. We'll explore the Indiana musicians featured among the year's best, including Hanna Benn, Omar Apollo, Durand Jones, and The HawtPlates. Plus, on Rebel Music with Karla López Owens, hear from Indianapolis-based visual artist Alejandra Carrillo, who creates work under the name El Rallonadero.

Hoosier musicians on NPR's Best of 2023 / Rebel Music featuring Alejandra Carrillo

Rebel Music with Alejandra Carrillo

Rebel Music with Alejandra Carrillo

Karla Lopez Owens talks with Alejandra Carrillo, a chicana activist, artist and art educator. She creates art under the pen name "El Rallonadero," which translates to "the scribbler." Her work has been featured in many prominent spaces - including the Eiteljorg and the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. In the Fall of 2023, Alejandra completed a mural for the Mexican Consulate in Indiana.