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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

  • DJRitu features Charanga del Norte’s PachangaTime in ‘A World in London’ Added: August 5th, 2020

    DJ Ritu has included Charanga del Norte’s track ‘Bronx Pachanga’ from their new album Pachanga Time in her August Mix.
    “Music to make you dance, weep, or chillax on this week’s A World in London! Get the globe in episode 15 of DJ Ritu’s Unlocked podcast series, with awesome new Latin vibes from Charanga Del Norte, multi-cult lockdown collaborations by guitar hero Simon Thacker, soulful Bosnian ballads from Amira Medunjanan, and British-Asian classics by pioneering vocalists Sheila Chandra & Najma Akhtar, plus a mini-tribute for Balla Sidibe, founder of legendary Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab. Listen live on Resonance 104.4fm at 6.30pm, Wednesday 5th August or anytime at Mixcloud!”

  • Charanga del Norte feature on Aracataca Radio on 3 August 2020 Added: August 3rd, 2020

    Latin DJ specialist John child features Charanga del Norte’s Bronx Pachanga on his Aracataca Radio Show. You can  hear the show here: https://www.totallyradio.com/shows/aracataca/episodes/aracataca-03-aug-2020?fbclid=IwAR2vXbBy9XWHnul5ArXp8a_1TSg-MQbd0Al08CZSUmjVKck8EJNTQWTtTf0#_ Aracataca’s John Child spins new and rare charanga from Charlie Donato y su Son Ideal ft. Marcial Istúriz, Sue Miller & Charanga del Norte ft. Eddy Zervigón and Charanga Típica Tropical; along […]

  • Charanga del Norte feature on the Basic Soul Show Added: August 3rd, 2020

    The Basic Soul Show 3 August 2020   Basic Soul Show w/c 03–08-2020: Daniel Szlajnda – In Between [ U Know Me Records] Khruangbin – First Class [Dead Oceans] Takuya Kuroda – Change [ First Word Records] Nicola Conte & Gianluca Petrella – The Higher Love [ Schema Records] Lupe Fiasco & Kaelin Ellis feat. […]

  • Charanga del Norte on Dublin City FM Added: August 3rd, 2020

    DJ Nigel Wood of Dublin City FM Radio features the music of Charanga del Norte and their new album Pachanga Time this August. See the website for playlist details here http://www.djnigelwood.com/radio-playlists.html

  • Extinct Audio supply ribbon microphones to Charanga del Norte, Laura Marling and Lianne la Havas Added: July 30th, 2020

    The firms Xaudia and Extinct Audio provided period specific microphones for our British Academy funded research project. See their site for more details. Other artists using their ribbon microphones include Laura Marling and Lianne la Havas. Seems Charanga del Norte have been ahead of the curve with their Pachanga Time album!

  • Sue Miller interviewed by Nelson Garcia on La Troja Radio, Barranquilla, Colombia Added: July 30th, 2020

    Entrevista de Sue Miller con Nelson Garcia en la Radio Troja, Barranquilla, Colombia – ‘ mas salsa que pescao!’ Bandleader of Charanga del Norte is interviewed in Spanish by Salsa DJ Nelson Garcia on 22 July 2020 (53’16 minutes into the programme).

  • British Academy Turning Points: Are older music technologies better at capturing ‘liveness’ in recordings? by Dr Sue Miller Added: June 28th, 2020

    Have contemporary technological changes in recording and the search for perfection been to the detriment of musical skills? Do today’s digital approaches create recordings that are too mechanical and lacking in the human touch? While older unedited recordings maintain their ‘liveness’ in the case of many Latin recordings of the mid-20th century, is it possible to go back to those days, now that digital layering and editing are part of the creative process? What is lost by removing the ‘imperfections’ of live performance in the mix?

  • New Charanga del Norte Album ‘Pachanga Time’ Added: June 18th, 2020

    Charanga del Norte release their new album Pachanga Time  on Spotify  here  https://open.spotify.com/album/2sMgBBxS7AX59njbvFC3Ot  and later in the year on Vinyl – the new tracks are also available online  here: https://fuga.ffm.to/pachangatime  

  • The Charanga del Norte Cocktail Added: June 16th, 2020

    The Charanga del Norte cocktail
    18:30-19:30, The digital dinner party Friday 19 June 2020

    Join food historian and artist Tasha Marks for a unique taste of the British Academy Summer Showcase. Inspired by the work of three British Academy researchers, this cook-along and conversation is sure to be food for thought. The pairings start with a cocktail, influenced by Sue Miller’s work on Latin music. Do have fun making your own cocktail after Tasha’s demonstration and check out our new album ‘Pachanga Time’ to dance with too (released the same day) – shimmy around your back garden or living room to our music to literally raise your spirits – now you can listen and drink us at the same time!

  • British Academy Summer Showcase Feature 19-20 June 2020 Added: June 11th, 2020

    “Latin music in the USA was booming in the 1950s and 1960s, with New York recording studios humming with the sounds of Cuban flute, tenor voices, charanga violins, congas, timbales, güiro, bass and piano. Over time the move from traditional recording techniques to new technologies changed the way this music was performed. Join musicologist Sue […]