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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

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In 2007 Sue Miller was invited to New York by Eddy Zervigón (the bandleader and flute player of Orquesta Broadway) to perform with him at the annual Mamoncillo Festival. Before taking to the stage Sue saw Eddy play with Manny Oquendo’s Conjunto Libre and was impressed by his soloing against a five-strong trombone section. Always a fan of Eddie Palmieri’s trombone and flute-led Salsa band ‘La Perfecta’ Sue decided to set up something similar here in the UK inspired by the two Eddys. The band features Cuban bass monster Ivan Pavon Martinez, the Peace Artist’s Vicki Beere and Casa Latina veterans on trombones plus musicians from the Charanga del Norte stable such as Ana-Luisa Muñoz del Valle on vocals, Simon Siddol on piano and rising young stars of the salsa scene Jack McCarthy on timbales and Helen Curtis on congas.

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Latin music, but not as you may know it, this band are deliciously different and incredibly danceable
The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Some Photos of Charanga del Norte at Grimsby Town Hall

Professional photographer Ian Pickles took these pics of us in action last July – www.mybigdayeventphotography.com

Charanga del Norte gig 30 July Grimsby Town Hall Tickets now on sale

Charanga del Norte perform at Grimsby Town Hall on Friday 30 July as part of North East Lincolnshire Arts Forum Festival

Dance class from our dancer Guillermo at 6.30pm

Band on at 8pm

Venue: Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN31 1HX

Tickets from Tourist Information 01472 323111

New Charanga del Norte photos on Flickr

Just put some new photos up in our Flickr gallery – check them out!

Gig Preview in the Yorkshire Evening Post 6 May 2010

Charanga del Norte are previewed in the Yorkshire Evening Post on 6 May 2006

Spiral Earth Article on Charanga del Norte’s CD launch

07/05/2010 Sue Miller and her Charanga del Norte Sue Miller and her Charanga del Norte release a new album Look Back in Charanga on 13 May. Look Back in Charanga is the sequel to Our Mam in Havana: Carrying on with the puns Look Back in Charanga pays homage to all the greats of Cuban [...]

Next Leeds Gig Charanga del Norte Thursday 13 May

A rare chance to catch Charanga del Norte playing in Leeds! We launch our new CD ‘Look Back in Charanga’ at ‘Seven’ on Thursday 13 May, performing music from both our recent albums ‘Our Mam in Havana’ and ‘Look Back in Charanga’ and also featuring a number for flute and dance solo where Guillermo matches his steps to my flute inspiraciones…tickets from Seven and Jumbo Records

Charanga del Norte at the Barbican

Photos from our gig at the Civic, Barnsley

We had a great gig at the Civic last weekend – here are some photos – videos to follow soon…