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The Cuban Music Big Band at Seven Arts Centre

The Cuban Big Band: Seven, Leeds – 12th July 2009 Sue Miller has brought a lot of joy to Leeds in her time with bands like Charanga Del Norte, and her latest featuring 20+ able musicians, The Cuban Big Band. Our friend Ana Luisa, from Chile, is one of the 4 singers and we try [...]

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 [...]

Les enseignements musicaux en France Enquête à‘Abanico’

La vie musicale et les enseignements musicaux en France Les enseignements des musiques afro-cubaines à Paris : Etude de Cas : Enquête à l’école ‘Abanico’ à Paris  du 24 février au 8 mars 2003. (Leisure and Culture in Contemporary France module French department, University of Leeds Assessed Essay as part of my MA in Applied Translation) [...]

Glossary of Cuban Music

Written for the British Flute Society Magazine – PAN: March 2003 Afro Cuban rhythm popular in the 1930s. Bolero A style of Cuban dance music in 4/4 time, which originated at the end of the 19th century in Santiago de Cuba. Originally performed by trova musicians on vocals, guitar bongos and rnaracas, the bolero style [...]