Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

Spiral Earth Article on Charanga del Norte’s CD launchMay 7th, 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 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, namely: Richard Egües, Israel López ‘Cachao’, Antonio Arcaño, Belisario López, José Fajardo, Melquiades Fundora, Pancho Bravo, Johnny Pacheco, Eddy Zervigon, Eduardo Rubio, Nestor Torres and Joaquín Oliveros.

Two upcoming live dates are

Thurs May 13 Leeds Seven Arts

Fri July 30 Grimsby Town Hall

The CD will be launched at both gigs.