This is someone who knows her stuff and loves nothing more than a good descarga (jam session). She feels Cuban music in her blood, and the band behind her does some sterling work. That she’s the star is beyond doubt, and her freewheeling, spiralling improvisations are joyful to hear. Bonus points for coming from Leeds and the delightful wordplay in the title, but the meat is in the performance, which is as tasty as they come – within Cuba or outside.
New review of my new album Look Back in Charanga in Rock n Reel Magazine – Charanga del Norte ‘wonderful as a live act and just as impressive on disc’ and ‘hot, very authentic-sounding music’
Charanga del Norte perform at Grimsby Town Hall on Friday 30 July as part of North East Lincolnshire Arts Forum Festival
Dance class from our dancer Guillermo at 6.30pm
Band on at 8pm
Venue: Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN31 1HX
Tickets from Tourist Information 01472 323111
Check out the new track Lola Catula #2 on the recordings page – just added today!
Carrying on with the puns Look Back in Charanga pays homage to all the greats of Cuban popular music, in particular to the legendary Richard Egües from Orquesta Aragón.
Bandleader and charanga flute improviser Sue Miller studied flute improvisation with Richard Egües in Havana in 2000 and 2001 and has since worked with some of Cuba’s finest traditional charanga players. This recording pays homage to the great charanga flute players and musicians past and present who have developed the Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá and the Pachanga
CD on sale from: http://www.passiondiscs.co.uk
Charanga del Norte are previewed in the Yorkshire Evening Post on 6 May 2006
07/05/2010 Sue Miller and her Charanga del Norte Sue Miller and her Charanga del Norte release a new album Look Back in Charanga on 13 May. Look Back in Charanga is the sequel to Our Mam in Havana: Carrying on with the puns Look Back in Charanga pays homage to all the greats of Cuban [...]
A rare chance to catch Charanga del Norte playing in Leeds! We launch our new CD ‘Look Back in Charanga’ at ‘Seven’ on Thursday 13 May, performing music from both our recent albums ‘Our Mam in Havana’ and ‘Look Back in Charanga’ and also featuring a number for flute and dance solo where Guillermo matches his steps to my flute inspiraciones…tickets from Seven and Jumbo Records
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 [...]