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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

New Review of CD Look Back in Charanga

This is someone who knows her stuff and loves nothing more than a good descarga (jam session). She feels Cuban music in her blood, and the band behind her does some sterling work. That she’s the star is beyond doubt, and her freewheeling, spiralling improvisations are joyful to hear. Bonus points for coming from Leeds and the delightful wordplay in the title, but the meat is in the performance, which is as tasty as they come – within Cuba or outside.

Press Quotes

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

New Review of Look Back in Charanga in Rock n Reel

New review of my new album Look Back in Charanga in Rock n Reel Magazine – Charanga del Norte ‘wonderful as a live act and just as impressive on disc’ and ‘hot, very authentic-sounding music’

New DVD of Charanga del Norte from Tiny Elephants productions

Photos of Charanga del Norte Live at Leeds May 2010

Here are some photos of the band taken at Seven Arts Centre in May 2010

New on-stream track Lola Catula

Check out the new track Lola Catula #2 on the recordings page – just added today!

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 [...]

Guesting with Orquesta Barbarito Diez

In 2006 I guested with Orquesta Barbarito Diez in Bejucal near Havana which was a lovely gig with a sweet rhythm section which included the grandson of Orestes Varona, the timbale player from Orquesta Aragón. On piano a very classy lady called Obdulia , Francisco ‘Panchito’ on bass and Jeronomito Barbón on congas  and a [...]

Charanga del Norte Paradise Gardens June 2009

We played an hour’s set before Changui de Gunatanamo and Orquesta  Aragón on June 21 2009, booked by the Barbican for the Cuba50 events

2009 BFE Student Prize

Taken from the Ethnomusicology Forum Website September news: 2009 BFE Student Prize The winner of the 2009 prize for the best student paper presented at the 2009 annual conference at Liverpool John Moores University goes to Sue Miller for her paper, “‘The Thieving Magpie’: Musical Borrowing, Quotes and Signifiers in Cuban Charanga Improvisation”. The panel [...]