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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

Publications

 

My new book

PUBLICATIONS

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Below is a selection of my current publications: an academic CV lisitng a complete list is available on request.

Books

  • Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation, Scarecrow Press 2014.
  • Improvising Sabor: Afro-Cuban Dance Music in New York,  University Press of Mississippi: forthcoming 2018

Chapters in Books

  • ‘Activating Improvisational Creativity in the Performance of ‘World’ and ‘Popular’ Music’ in Burnard, P. and Haddon E., (eds) 2014 Activating Diverse Creativities for Changing Higher Music Education: Contemporary Research and Practices  (Bloomsbury).
  • ‘Cuban Son’ in The Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (EPMOW): Part 3 Genres (Caribbean and Latin American genres). Bloomsbury 2014
  • ‘Música Guajira’  in The Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (EPMOW): Part 3 Genres (Caribbean and Latin American genres). Bloomsbury 2014

Journal Articles

Peer Reviewed:

  • ‘Perceptions of Authenticity in the Performance of Cuban Popular Music in the UK: ‘globalised incuriosity’ in the promotion and reception of UK-based Charanga del Norte’s music since 1998’ Journal of European Popular Culture, June 2013.

Specialist:

  • ‘The Charanga Flute Players of Cuba’, PAN, the Journal of the British Flute Society, Vol. 27  (2), (June 2008), 45-51
  • ‘Cuba’s Charanga flute style’, PAN, the Journal of the British Flute Society, Vol. 22 (1), (March 2003),  22-25
  • ‘The Cuban Charanga’ and ‘Interview with Richard Egües’, PAN, the Journal of the British Flute Society, Vol. 19 (4), (December 2000), 46-53

Reviews in Journals

Peer Reviewed:

  • Book Review of Robin Moore’s ‘Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba’ in Cultural Politics, Volume 03, Issue 02, (July 2007), 265 -268.
  • Two CD reviews: ‘Out of Cuba: Latin American Music takes Africa by Storm’ and ‘¡Cubalive!’  in The World of Music, 48 (1) (2006), 151-154.

PhD  (conferred April 2011)

PhD title: ‘Flute Improvisation In Cuban Charanga Performance: with a specific focus on the work of Richard Egües and Orquesta Aragón’

Recordings

SUE MILLER AND HER CHARANGA DEL NORTE, Atilana (CDN00CD11, 2015)

CHARANGA DEL NORTE,  Our Mam in Havana  (CDN00CD09, 2008)

SUE MILLER AND HER CHARANGA DEL NORTE, Look Back in Charanga (CDN00CD10, 2010)

Previous Charanga del Norte recordings featuring my compositions, arrangements and performances (flute and vocal) have been used on the following commercial compilations:

The Essential Guide to Salsa (Union Square Records, 2005 and re-issued 2012 ) ESGCD303

Everybody Salsa Volume 1 (Avid Records, BMG, 1998)  AVC 636

Everybody Salsa Volume 2 (Avid Records, BMG, 1999)  AVC 677