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.
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.
Kyle Long speaks with Sarah Grain from Sarah Grain & The Billions of Stars as she share's and talks about their new album "Something Wild".
Kyle Long speaks with one of Indianapolis' earliest, and most interesting punk bands: The Last Four Digits. We'll be talking about the early years of punk rock in Indianapolis, and the new anthology of their work on TimeChange Records: "Don't Move - Essential Synth/Wave From the American Rust Belt (1980-1982)".
A special Chreece edition of Cultural Manifesto featuring Chreece 3 performers Flaco, and Bates.
Kyle speaks about Selena and Velvet Underground with the phenomenal vocalist/songwriter Nina Diaz. Nina started performing at age thirteen in San Antonio, Texas with the punk band Girl In A Coma.
DJ Kyle Long speaks with drummer Ian Chang of Son Lux. His debut solo album, "Spiritual Leader," was created using new music technology called Sensory Percussion.
Host Kyle Long honors Indianapolis jazz legend Dr. Willis Kirk , and will speak with the great Dr. Larry Ridley. After leaving Indianapolis, Dr. Ridley became a major player at Blue Note records in the '60s, contributing to so many classic discs from Lee Morgan to Horace Silver.
DJ Kyle Long speaks with R&B legend and Indy native, Babyface! Hear the two discuss the Indianapolis music scene of the 70s, and hear some unreleased Babyface recordings that even he had no idea existed.
Kyle speaks with Nick and Joel Tucker of The Tucker Brothers. They'll be sharing tracks off their new album 'Writing Prompts'.
Kyle speaks with Tom Hensley of the legendary Indianapolis psychedelic band Masters of Deceit. Tom shared a handful of amazing unreleased tracks from 1967/1968.
This week Kyle Long has an hour full of music and conversation with R&B music legend Bettye LaVette.
Kyle speaks with Wil B of the classical music/hip-hop group Black Violin.