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OUT NOW Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation

My book Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation is now available from all good book stores!

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. [...]

Sabroso como el Guarapo

In Havana in 2009 I performed with Orquesta Sublime which was great and playing with Jesus Cos, one of Cuba’s finest traditional Charanga timbale players was a fantastic experience. I  also guested with Estrellas Cubanas, inspired by the wonderful singing of Ernesto Oviedo – the three of us here are dressed up ready to go [...]

Interview with Melquiades Fundora

The following interview took place in Havana in 2001. SM: Interview: MF: My name is Melquiades Fundora Dina. I was born in Nueva Paz, a village just outside Havana, on 20 March 1926. My first teachers were my parents. My mother played the double bass and my father the trumpet. I learnt to read and [...]

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 [...]