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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

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Richard Egües performing in the 1970s

A Tribute to Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta Leeds gig 5 February

Rumberos Presents A Tribute To Eddie Palmieri & La Perfecta! Friday 5th February 2010 @ The Wardrobe, St Peter’s Square, Leeds LS9 8AH 09.30am until 02.30am – £8/£6 NUS Featuring the Rumberos Allstars live onstage! Salsa dance class with Miss Nicky LG (The Salsaholics) DJs Lubi, Fabio Bahia & Silvao aka La Combinacion Perfecta DJs! [...]

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

The Danzon Festival in Havana 2009

At the International Danzón Festival I performed with Charanga Orquestas ‘Estrellas Cubanas’, ‘Orquesta Sublime’ and ‘Charanga de Oro’ and gave a lecture in Spanish at the conference on my research and my band Charanga del Norte (the UK’s only Charanga Orquesta). I was featured on Cuban television and radio as something of a novelty – [...]

My Lecture in Havana

I gave a lecture at the international Danzón conference in Havana in April 2009 where I demonstrated how I learnt the Cuban flute style of improvisation from renowned Cuban flute players such as Richard Egües, Polo Tamayo and Melquiades Fundora.

My PhD at the University of Leeds

I am currently undertaking a PhD part-time at the University of Leeds, UK, where I combine my practical work as a performer with more traditional research methods. In addition to a written thesis my work  involves recording in the studio and live at concerts,  where analysis, commentary and transcription of flute improvisations link in to [...]

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.

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 [...]