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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

Charanga del Norte feature on Aracataca Radio on 3 August 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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

“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 […]

The Musicians’ Perspectives

In this post musicians from Charanga del Norte reflect on their recording experiences on this British Academy funded project which involved studio recordings with some live takes (for the rhythm section and then the string section) and then the live takes at All Hallows Church, Hyde Park, Leeds at the end of 2019. In these reflections, musicians talk about the pros and cons of live take recording and about capturing that all important element of spontaneity and sabor essential to Cuban/Latin dance music performance.