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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World

I have two entries on Cuban son and guajira in this excellent new book edited by David Horn. You can order a copy from Amazon and it will be out January 2014

‘Globalized Incuriosity’ on the UK Latin and World Music Scenes

Perceptions of authenticity in the performance of Cuban popular music in the United Kingdom: ‘Globalized incuriosity’ in the promotion and reception of uK-based Charanga del Norte’s music since 1998

Drawing on my own experiences both as a performer and researcher of Cuban music, this article challenges the essentialism inherent in much promotion of ‘Latin’ music in the United Kingdom today, illustrating how issues of ethnicity and gender affect perceptions of authenticity by means of a case study of Charanga del Norte, a UK-grown Cuban music dance band, over the last fifteen years.

International Conference on Analysing Popular Music

I’m presenting a paper on clave feel in Latin improvisation at this conference.The conference will take place 2-4 July, 2013 and will include three distinguished keynote speakers:

Anne Danielsen (University of Oslo)
Walter Everett (University of Michigan)
Allan Moore (University of Surrey).

IASPM in Spain

I’m attending IASPM next week – looking forward to speaking Spanish again!

La Chica Ideal Sue Miller guesting with Orquesta Sublime

This is my homage to Melquiades Fundora who died on 14 February 2009 I have played alongside him with La Sublime in Havana in 2006 and 2007 and this performance at the Cabaret Nacional in Havana  on April 6th 2009 was a tribute to him as one of the founders of Orquesta Sublime in 1955. [...]

Estrellas Cubanas perform Amalia Batista

Estrellas Cubanas performed the Danzon Amalia Batista by Rodrigo Prats at the Danzon Festival in Havana in 2007 – do contact me if you’re interested in promoting an exchange project between Estrellas Cubanas and Charanga del Norte.

El Tropical on Christmas Day 2011

Walking round the grounds of the legendary El Tropical beer garden where all the famous bands used to play in the 50s and 60s

Video of Charanga de Oro performing Almendra

Check out El Ruso’s piano solo on this performance of Almendra by Charanga de Oro in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

SEM Philadelphia

I’m in the US at the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) Conference in Philadelphia and presenting my work on a panel led by Professor Robin Moore so do contact me if you’re there….

Caribbean and Latin American Music Study Day – Call for Papers

Caribbean and Latin American Music Study Day

Saturday 12 November 2011
University of Huddersfield
School of Music, Humanities and Media, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH

Guest Speaker Dr Henry Stobart (Royal Holloway, University of London)
CALL FOR PAPERS