Summary: 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.
Kyle looks back at some of his favorite interviews and music from 2017. Plus, a preview of the title track from Hanna Benn's brilliant debut EP Divide.
Kyle Long shares music and words from Indiana songwriter/composer/guitarist/vocalist/educator Tyron Cooper. Also, Kyle pays tribute to Indianapolis jazz legend "Mad" Harold Caldwell.
DJ Kyle Long introduces a new segment called Hip-Hop DNA, examining the Indianapolis roots of famous hip-hiop songs and beats. Plus, a conversation with Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor and Latin percussion maestro, Michael Spiro.
Kyle speaks with Armando Perez of the Chicago-based Afrojam Funkbeat band ¡ESSO!. ¡ESSO!'s music mixes hip-hop, salsa, afrobeat, cumbia, and house with a message of unity and social justice.
Kyle Long speaks with Rafael Barnes, an original member of the legendary Indianapolis funk band Amnesty.
The voices and music of America's indigenous communities. Kyle spins tracks off the incredible indigenous folk/rock comp Native North America Vol. 1, also tracks from A Tribe Called Red, plus an interview with Crow Nation hip-hop artist Supaman.
DJ Kyle Long catches up with Cyrus Youngman and plays tracks off of his upcoming Cyrus Youngman and the Kingfishers album titled "Trip To Try."
Kyle Long speak with Indianapolis music legend Sid UncleJamz Johnson about his work as a musician, manager, and songwriter.
A special pledge drive edition of a Cultural Manifesto with an hour of music and words with David Crosby.
Kyle speaks with Indiana R&B legend Lonnie Lester, also a conversation with Ariana Beedie of FAF Collective, who will share her thoughts on the aborted Rock Against Racism festival.
Kyle will speak with the mad scientist of Indiana music, Moe Whittemore, for an hour of words and music from 700 West. This episode features some rare soul and funk discs Moe recorded from bands like Little Murray and The Mantics, Funk St. Workshop, and more.
A conversation with The Knot Brothers, plus a preview of Kyle's interview with funk legend Paul Thomas of Circle City Band.
Kyle Long previews Bloomington Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. Also, a look back at the case of Michael Taylor, an Indianapolis resident who was shot while handcuffed in an Indianapolis Police Department patrol car 30 years ago. John Loflin, from the group Reggaenomix, speaks about the song he wrote about the event.
Kyle speaks with Cuban-born jazz drummer Ingacio Berroa. He speaks about his work in Cuba with artists like Felipe Dulzaides, Silvio Rodriguez, Emiliano Salvador and Grupo de Experimentacion Sonora del ICAIC. Also, a recent interview with electronic music producer Taylor McFerrin.
Kyle speaks with Philly-born trumpet maestro, and 2017 Indy Jazz Fest artist Randy Brecker. Randy and his late brother Michael have increadible roots in Indiana music, and Kyle digs deep into that history.