From a young age, Evrod Cassimy gravitated to music, singing in his church’s choir and showing an early acumen for songwriting. His mother, seeing his strong storytelling ability, encouraged him to get into journalism and by age 18, he was attending Chicago’s Columbia College for broadcast journalism. Cassimy proved to be a premier talent in..
WDET music hosts had a lot to celebrate in 2021. Ed Love of Destination Jazz celebrated 60 years on the air and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasts. This Island Earth's Ismael Ahmed was appointed to the national board of the National Endowment for the arts by President Joe Biden...
Spawned from the late 1960s German experimental music community, Kraftwerk was formed in Dusseldorf, West Germany, in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. At the time of its inception, it was a free-form experimental rock band exploring musical improvisations through a variety of instruments most notably guitar, bass, drums, organ and flute. Hütter and Schneider..
The story of Les Nubians is a global one. Throughout their discography, the duo has used their music to transmit cultural connectivity internationally and intergenerationally, transcending both cultural and linguistic barriers. France-born sisters Helene and Celia Faussart were born to a French father and a Cameroonian mother and moved to the African country of Chad..
Wayne State Unversity and the University of Michigan found an undercount in their audit of Detroit’s 2020 Census. Using postal service data and their own canvassing efforts, researchers found the official count was off by more than 8% in ten surveyed neighborhoods. The Census reported nearly 640,000 thousand people living in Detroit, down nearly 11%..
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson provided an update on her office as she campaigns for re-election. Benson noted several improvements made during her first term in office, including shorter wait times, better online services and replacing all of the department’s kiosks. She says the Secretary of State has seen a shift since her election..
The parents of the student accused of killing four and wounding seven others people at Oxford High School appeared in court for their probable cause conference today. James and Jennifer Crumbley are each charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Today’s in-person court appearance was the first time the couple have seen each other face-to-face..
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a musically minded mother and trombonist father, Paul Randolph began studying music, including guitar and piano, at age 7. After his family moved to Brazil during his childhood, Randolph was exposed to a variety of genres including bossa nova, Afro Cuban, afrobeat, rock, blues, slow drag (doo wop) and R&B,..
This is a developing story. Come back to WDET.org and tune into WDET 101.9 FM for the latest updates. The parents of the teenager who shot 11 people at Oxford High School this week have been arrested in Detroit. James and Jennifer Crumbley were found hiding in a commercial building on the city’s east side early Saturday morning. Following their capture Saturday..
This is a developing story. Come back to WDET.org and tune into WDET 101.9 FM for the latest updates. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald has filed involuntary manslaughter charges against the parents of a 15-year-old sophomore charged in Tuesday’s Oxford High School shooting that killed four students and wounded seven others. Speaking at a news conference..