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.

Most Recent Episodes

Paul Thomas

Joining host Kyle Long is Paul Thomas of the Circle City Band.

Reggie Griffin

This week, Kyle Long talks with Indianapolis funk legend Reggie Griffin about his journey from playing sax with Billy Ball and The Upsetters as a teenager, to forming Manchild with Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds in the '70s, to his work producing iconic hip-hop beats for Sugar Hill Records in the 1980s.

Jimmy Guilford

This week host Kyle Long's guest is the legendary Indianapolis rhythm and blues vocalist Jimmy Guilford.

@BigEarsFestival

This week I'll be sharing interviews I recorded at the @BigEarsFestival with Meredith Monk, Lonnie Holley, and Amirtha Kidambi.

Great Blues Women of Indianapolis

On this week's show Kyle celebrates the great blues women of Indianapolis. He shares music from artists who worked Indiana Avenue in the '40s and '50s, and talks with current voices on the scene, such as, Queen Delphine.

Clare Longendyke

On this week's show host Kyle Long speak with pianist Clare Longendyke founder of Music In Bloom, a festival celebrating the work of living composers happening from May 16 -18, 2019 in Bloomington, IN.

Tank and The Bangas

This week host Kyle Long shares his interview with Tank and The Bangas. While previewing tracks from their forthcoming album Green Balloons and discussing their WFYI Small Studios Session.

Moe Whittmore

This week Kyle's guest is Moe Whittmore of 700 West Records. During the 1970s Moe recorded historically important funk, soul, and psychedelic rock music from his family's home in New Palestine, Indiana. We talk about a new compilation of his work titled "Best of 700 West - Volume 2".

Clint Breeze and the Groove

Host Kyle Long speaks with Carrington Clinton and Purnell Jones of Clint Breeze and the Groove about their new album. Also, a preview of the Woo Grl Festival.

Son Lux

This week Kyle's guest is Ryan Lott of @sonlux. The two talk about the new Son Lux box set released by @JoyfulNoiseRecs.

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