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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

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Charanga del Norte at the Barbican

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 – [...]

Photos from our gig at the Civic, Barnsley

We had a great gig at the Civic last weekend – here are some photos – videos to follow soon…

Charanga del Norte at York Fiesta

Charanga del Norte perform El Bodeguero by Richard Egües whilst Guillermo teaches the crowd to dance chachachá, including the skipping dance that goes with the quotes ‘Mambru se fue a la guerra’ and ‘rr con rr cigarro..’ which I play on the flute. York Fiesta May 2008

RR con RR Cigarro – Charanga de Oro

Polo Tamayo plays the famous Mambru quote and tongue twister rr con rr cigarro, rr con rr barril, rapido corren los carros, cargando de azucar del ferrocarril on El Bodeguero as played by Charanga de Oro led by Jose Loyola. Enrique Lazaga is on güiro, Pancho Terry on violin and Jorge Machado on bass. This [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]