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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

OUT NOW Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation

My book Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation is now available from all good book stores!

Interview with Richard Egües

The following interview took place between Sue Miller and  Richard Egües, flautist from Orquesta Aragón at Richard’s home in Santo Suares,  Havana  in April 2000 SM: Where were you born and how did you begin your musical career? RE: I was born in a small village called Cruces, when it was part of the former [...]

The Charanga Flute Players of Cuba

Article written for the British Flute Society Journal PAN on the Charanga Flute players of Cuba, focussing on the work of Richard Egües, Antonio Arcaño, José Fajardo, Eddie Zervigon, Joaquín Oliveros and Eduardo Rubio.

Buena Vista Social Club Live in Harrogate – Review

Read the review on Gondwana Sound

Interview with Buena Vista Social Club Star Amadito Valdes

The following interview took place in Betty’s Tea Rooms in Harrogate 9 May 2008 Sue Miller: Hola Amadito! Amadito Valdes: Hola Sue! Encantado! SM: Como esta? Esta bien? AV: Muy bien, muy bien SM: Bueno, quiero saber como es el publico para la música cubana de Buena Vista aqui en Inglaterra… Translation: How do the [...]

Interview with Melquiades Fundora

The following interview took place in Havana in 2001. SM: Interview: MF: My name is Melquiades Fundora Dina. I was born in Nueva Paz, a village just outside Havana, on 20 March 1926. My first teachers were my parents. My mother played the double bass and my father the trumpet. I learnt to read and [...]

Cuba’s Charanga Flute Style

The following article was written for the British Flute Society Magazine – PAN: March 2003. Some people confuse the Cuban style of music with Jazz. In fact, the Charanga is quite different. Sue Miller examines the Charanga flute styles of Richard Egües, Eduardo Rubio (both from Orquesta Aragón) and Melquiades Fundora (from Orquesta Sublime). You [...]