Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

Leeds International Festival Events 5 & 6 May 2019 – Charanga del Norte + Animation Films by Guillermo DavisMarch 24th, 2019

Charanga del Norte and Guillermo Davis contribute 2 events to this year’s Leeds International Festival:

Charanga del Norte at Leeds International Festival Events

Tickets : LIF Website

Sunday 5 May

Charanga del Norte and Guillermo Davis: public talk, animation film screening accompanied by a semi-acoustic set from Charanga del Norte.

Matinee performance 3pm

Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds

Cuban dancer‐turned‐animator Guillermo Davis and Dr Sue Miller, musical director of Charanga del Norte and Reader in Music at Leeds Beckett University, discuss and present their collaborative projects in music, dance and animation film with screenings of animation shorts featuring music by Charanga del Norte (who will be performing a semi-acoustic set following the films). Films with music by Charanga del Norte include  the animation ‘Charanga Time’ made to celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary in 2019; additionally Guillermo presents his animations ‘The Little Rose Shoes’ based on a Cuban poem for children by Jose Marti and ‘Grandad Go and Get the Bread!’, an animation short about an old man who shuffles out to dance on Carnival day. Another film short ‘When You Can Hear the River’ is an animation based on a devastating flood in Guillermo’s home town of Guantanamo.

Cirillo with ballet dancers

Monday 6 May afternoon performance in The Cube, LIF Festival Site

Charanga del Norte Live – Charanga Time!

LIF Village Site

Family Friendly

Come and listen and dance to the happy grooves of mambo, pachanga, chachacha and Latin soul with the best charanga band in the land!

“Latin music, but not as you may know it, this band are deliciously different and incredibly danceable” – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen