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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

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 [...]

World of Music Journal Reviews

CD reviews of  Out of Cuba: Latin American Music Takes Africa by Storm and ¡Cubalive! published in The World of Music Journal 48 (1) 2006, p151-154: Record Reviews Out of Cuba: Latin American Music takes Africa by Storm From the World and Traditional Music Section of the British Library Sound Archive Compilation and text by [...]

Reviews of Cuban Music on www.gondwanasound.co.uk

Recent CD Reviews of Cuban and Salsa music by Sue Miller are available on www.gondwanasound.co.uk :

Review of The Rough Guide to Cuban Music

Review of Amadito Valdes Bajando Gervasio

¿El Danzón Inglés?

¿El Danzón Inglès? I gave a one hour lecture in Spanish on my research into Cuban flute improvisation and on the history of Charanga del Norte at the International Festival and Conference on Danzón, Havana on 1 April 2009: Here’s my abstract: ¿El Danzón Ingles? Presentacion de Conferencia Coloquio y Festival Internacional de Danzón, Habana, [...]

My Transcription of a Solo by Richard Egües

Transcribing Charanga flute solos forms part of my PhD research into the Cuban flute style of improvisation. Here is a solo by Richard Egües from the album ‘Richard Egües Grandes Hits con la Orquesta Aragón’ (Egrem)

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 [...]

Amadito Valdes and his Band CD Review

Amadito Valdes Bajando Gervasio Sue Miller reviews Bajando Gervasio, showcasing the talents of Buena Vista Social Club timbale player Amadito Valdes. ‘Bajando Gervasio’ features inventive arrangements and a feast of beautiful solos set against a backdrop of elegant clarity from a tight and ‘timbre-ful’ percussion section…. The timbale player Amadito Valdes, the unsung hero of [...]

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 [...]