Ann Arbor bands http://wemu.org en Menahan Street Band back on top of "Sweet 16" http://wemu.org/post/menahan-street-band-back-top-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 http://wemu.org Menahan Street Band back on top of "Sweet 16" Aguanko's "Elemental" Tops "Sweet Sixteen" http://wemu.org/post/aguankos-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 http://wemu.org Aguanko's "Elemental" Tops "Sweet Sixteen" TUMBAO BRAVO MAKES WEMU "SWEET 16" HISTORY WITH FOUR WEEKS IN A ROW! http://wemu.org/post/tumbao-bravo-makes-wemu-sweet-16-history-four-weeks-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 http://wemu.org TUMBAO BRAVO MAKES WEMU "SWEET 16" HISTORY WITH FOUR WEEKS IN A ROW! Detroit native Janiva Magness tops WEMU's "Sweet Sixteen" April 9th through 15th. http://wemu.org/post/detroit-native-janiva-magness-tops-wemus-sweet-sixteen-april-9th-through-15th <p><strong>WEMU &ldquo;SWEET SIXTEEN&rdquo; AIRPLAY April 9 to April 15, 2012:&nbsp; </strong></p><p><strong>LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR&nbsp;</strong></p><p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; JANIVA MAGNESS &ldquo;Stronger For It&rdquo; (Alligator Records)</p><p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; RICKY NYE&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;Ricky Nye And The Paris Blues Band&rdquo;&nbsp; (1-2-3 Records)</p><p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; DR. JOHN&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;Locked Down&rdquo;&nbsp; (Nonesuch Records)</p><p>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; GREGORY PORTER&nbsp; &ldquo;Be Good&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; (Motema Music)</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 20:19:01 +0000 Linda Yohn 12563 at http://wemu.org Detroit native Janiva Magness tops WEMU's "Sweet Sixteen" April 9th through 15th.