Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

British Academy Summer Showcase Feature 19-20 June 2020June 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 Miller as she explains her research on this vibrant musical scene in just three minutes.”

Dr Sue Miller, Leeds Beckett University – BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants 2018-20

“The virtual showcase takes place 19-20 June and our project features on Friday 19th daytime followed by an evening event where you can join food historian and artist Tasha Marks for a unique taste of the British Academy Summer Showcase. Inspired by the work of three 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 American music, then Rachel Rich will join Tasha to discuss her research into royal menus over the main, a pie fit for a king. Finally, a dialogue over dessert, as we join Tasha in the kitchen to create an edible homage to Emma Bond’s research on the 19th century sugar industry in Greenock, Scotland. Tune in for a historic dinner party like no other, with discussion and delicacies aplenty.” Tasha will be providing the recipe so you can make your own while shimmying to Charanga del Norte’s new Pachanga Time tracks


More information and live links on the day here: British Academy Summer Showcase