Heralded by The New York Times as “transcending real sound in real time with the unexpected,” New York composer and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia seeks to shatter preconceptions about how much can be said without a word—and, for that matter, who can say it. Bhatia’s latest work for electroacoustic trio, Breaking English, is an evening-length live performance, featuring Ian Chang on electronic and acoustic drums and Jackson Hill on bass and synthesizers, transformed into an immersive multimedia experience by visual artist Michael Cina and video artist Hal Lovemelt. With its sculptural approach to composition, Breaking English is Bhatia’s deepest integration to date of intricately designed sound art with the riskier art of improvisation. Opening for Bhatia is acclaimed drumming virtuoso Ian Chang, who brings electronic music to the physical realm. Breaking English is co-commissioned by The Jazz Gallery, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series & The Walker Art Center, Newfields: A Place for Nature & the Arts, and the Toledo Museum of Art.

Click here for tickets and more information.


Carnaval 2016 at the Jazz Kitchen – The Biggest Carnaval Celebration in Indiana! Advance discount tickets available at:

The premiere Brazilian Carnaval party in Indianapolis. Saturday, February 6th, from 10pm to 3am at the Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46220.

One of the most celebrated parties in the world, Brazil’s Carnaval is known for its grand scale, intense samba beat and the visual feast of colors, costumes, floats and dancers. This event will offer Indianapolis an opportunity to taste this Brazilian tradition.

The 2016 Carnaval celebration will feature:

* Brazilian Samba band- The IU Brazilian Ensemble (led by renowned percussionist Michael Spiro of the Carlos Santana band)
* Samba dancers
* DJ Kyle Long playing a mix of Carnaval music from Brazil
* Carnaval visuals by Artur Silva
* Special menu with Brazilian food – feijoada and appetizers
* Brazilian beers, juices and soft drinks
* Caipirinha drink special $5
* Big screen displaying the Carnaval parade in Rio de Janeiro

admission $15 – advance tickets available Here.

For more information please contact

Join us every month at The Hi-Fi in Fountain Square for a new monthly event celebrating Ghanaian ‘Highlife’ and other musics from the African continent w/ Sweet Poison Victim & DJ Kyle Long!



Cultural Cannibals Present Brazilian Carnaval 2015! This will sell-out, so buy your limited advance discount tickets here:

Saturday, February 14th  – 10pm-3am
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220


Sister Cities Fest with Helado Negro, DJ Kyle Long & more – 9/14
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Cultural Cannibals & A Squared present Shuggie Otis – 9/24
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Indy Jazz Fest & Cultural Cannibals present Eddie Palmieri at IMA – 9/17


Cultural Cannibals Present Brazilian Carnaval This will sell-out, so buy your limited advance discount tickets here: Saturday, February 9th – 10pm-3am
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220admission $12

“Outrageously fun” “Indy’s best dance party” – Nuvo Newsweekly

Bollywood Bhangra Friday, December 7th at Social, 245 S. McCrea St. – 11pm-3am

Cultural Cannibals present a special edition of Bollywood Bhangra with Panjabi MC. Friday, November 18 – 10pm-3am.

Panjabi MC is biggest artist on the international Bhangra scene and producer of the international chart-busting hit ‘Mundian to Bach Ke (Beware of Boys) featuring Jay-Z.

Panjabi MC will be joined by DJ Kyle Long, who will be spinning all the hottest Bollywood and Bhangra hits.

This will sell-out, so purchase your advance tickets here:

For more information call (317) 332-5612 or email

Tribute to Celia Cruz – Friday, July 15th 10pm-3am at Urban Element 901 N. Penn. St.

Bollywood Bhnagra – Friday, July 22nd at Yat’s Downtown 659 Mass. Ave.

Arabic Beats – Friday, July 29th 10pm-3am at Hookah House – 937 South East St.

Delhi 2 Dublin – Thursday, April 28 – 8:00pm at White Rabbit Cabaret

advance tickets on sale here:

Indianapolis Carnaval Brazil – The BIGGEST and BEST Carnaval party in Indianapolis! Featuring dancers, drummers, DJ Kyle Long, Art by Artur Silva, traditional food & drinks and more! Click here to purchase tickets. Cultural Cannibals present an HD broadcast of the National Theatre of London’s Fela! at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Toby Theater. Purchase your ticket here. Saturday, February 5th at 7:00 p.m. The Toby Theater at The Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd. Indianapolis, IN One show only! Click here to purchase your tickets. $15 general admission, $12 students & seniors (w/ valid ID), contact us at for group rates. DJ Rekha of New York’s Basement Bhangra joins DJ Kyle Long of Cultural Cannibals for Bollywood Bhangra.  Friday, November 19 at club Hyde – 20 W. Louisiana St. (behind Blu) Downtown, Indianapolis Big news! Cultural Cannibals are invading Downtown Indy! Every Friday starting Sept. 17 we’ll be taking over Hyde (at Blu on Meridian St.)! Here’s the lineup for the first few weeks: 09/17 – Balkan Beats 09/24 – Bollywood Bhangra 10/01 – Tribute to Fela 10/08 – Bob Marley Tribute The revolution will not be televised, so come check it out & see why Nuvo Newsweekly calls us “Indy’s best dance party” & “Outrageously fun”! Cultural Cannibals presents Balkan Beats, Saturday July 17 at the White Rabbit Cabaret in Indianapolis’ historic Fountain Square neighborhood. DJ Kyle Long will be playing a mix of Balkan-Mediterranean-Hip-Hop-Gypsy madness. Visit for more information or call 317-332-5612. Come join us for the latest edition of Bollywood Bhangra! Don’t miss the party Nuvo Newsweekly calls “outrageously fun”! Now even bigger & better at our new location The Jazz Kitchen. Saturday, June 26 – 10pm-3am @ The Jazz Kitchen – 5377 N. College Ave., Indianapolis (near Broad Ripple) “One of the best parties we’ve been to in a long, long time. Bollywood Bhangra was completely packed and we were dancing and jumping with people from all over the world. We sweated with strangers and made new friends.” – Nuvo Newsweekly

3 Responses to Events

  1. Shanthi says:

    I want to come to the festival party tomorrow night. I have a student ID. Do I get a $5 ticket at the door or in advance? Also, how does it work? Is it $5 for the bar and food, or is it $5 admission and then you pay for the drinks and food individually?

    Cant wait to eat, drink, and dance!

    • Hi Shanthi,

      I assume you are referring to the Brazilian Festa Junina party. You can pay the $5 student admission at the door. The $5 admission fee covers only the entry fee. Drinks and food are extra.

      Thanks for your interest. I Hope you can make it to the party!

      Kyle Long

  2. Super excited for Saturday’s Fela event!

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