Detroit bands en Menahan Street Band back on top of "Sweet 16" <p> With their snaky rhythms, spooky harmonies and catchy licks, Brooklyn’s Menahan Street Band once again takes the top spot on WEMU’s “Sweet 16” for “The Crossing”.&nbsp; All of the time spent backing up R&amp;B and soul sensation Charles Bradley has sparked a giant leap of creativity and risk-taking in this leading soul/jazz/funk band.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:54:01 +0000 Linda Yohn 24617 at Menahan Street Band back on top of "Sweet 16" Aguanko's "Elemental" Tops "Sweet Sixteen" <p>It is no surprise that "Elemental" the new CD by conguero/composer Alberto Nacif and his magnificent ensemble "Aguanko" topped WEMU's "Sweet Sixteen" from January 7th through the 13th.&nbsp;&nbsp; We will always support great regional talent along with international music figures, but Alberto Nacif means more to WEMU than just great regional talent:&nbsp; he is family.&nbsp; Today's "Cuban Fantasy" program on Saturdays at 7PM grew out of an interview that Alberto did with evening jazz host Michael G. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:26:51 +0000 Linda Yohn 24385 at Aguanko's "Elemental" Tops "Sweet Sixteen" TUMBAO BRAVO MAKES WEMU "SWEET 16" HISTORY WITH FOUR WEEKS IN A ROW! <p>Once again, WEMU hosts and listeners realized the depth and mastery of our regional musicians by awarding the Latin jazz band, Tumbao Bravo, the coveted number one spot on the &quot;Sweet 16&quot;.&nbsp; This marks the fourth week in a row for that theirs was the most played CD on 89.1.&nbsp; This disc deserves the distinction not just because it is music from local performers, but because it is totally original, beautifully produced and recorded with the highest audio quality.&nbsp; &quot;Casa Versailles&quot; by Tumbao Bravo deserved national accolades and WEMU is leading the way.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:59:25 +0000 Linda Yohn 17345 at TUMBAO BRAVO MAKES WEMU "SWEET 16" HISTORY WITH FOUR WEEKS IN A ROW!