Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

Charanga del Norte perform at CLF London Saturday 15th June

Save the date – Charanga del Norte return to CLF in Peckham on Saturday 15th June – save the date!

Teaching music theory in UK higher education today: contexts and commentaries

Teaching music theory in UK higher education today: contexts and commentaries
This multi-authored article offers accounts of how programmes for teaching music theory within the Western-notated tradition were created in two UK higher education institutions. These accounts are followed by two more discursive reflections on the nature and purpose of music education today, advocating the importance of listening skills and inclusive pedagogies. The article is framed by an introduction and conclusion contextualising the issues raised in relation to a selection of prior contributions to Music Education Research and comparing approaches to music literacy and theory teaching as represented in recent music theory conferences in the UK and the United States.

New Book on Serge Gainsbourg

“Latin” Gainsbourg and the Parisian Nightclub Scene

Sue Miller (Leeds Becket University)

That Serge Gainsbourg made use of Cuban music on recordings such as “Mambo Miam Miam” (mambo/chachachá), “L’Eau à la Bouche” and “Cha cha cha du Loup” (chachachá), and “Couleur Café” (Cuban son), is well known. Perhaps less explored, at least in terms of musical influence, is Gainsbourg’s background as a performer and musical director within the 1950s Paris nightclub scene and the important role his father Joseph Ginsburg had on his musical development. Both Joseph and Serge (Lucien) Ginsburg worked in Paris cabarets and the history of live music in Paris therefore holds a key to understanding Gainsbourg’s eclectic artistic output.

Charanga del Norte at Club 85 Hitchin on 1st October 2023

We had a fantastic time joining forces with our conga player Raz Jayasuriya’s Garden City Samba on Sunday 1st October as part of our Arts Council funded UK tour

Charanga del Norte play the Brudenell Saturday 7th October 2023

Latin Music Workshop Thursday 19th October at HEART

Sue Miller and vocal coach and creative facilitator Em Whitfield Brooks lead a Latin music workshop at HEART in Headingley on Thursaday 19th October 2-4pm £10. Tickets from Eventbrite.

Workshop is designed for singers to learn to sing coro with a clave feel in a band context and for instrumentalists to improvise in the Latin style (clave feel and stylistic vocabulary. The workshop is also open to instrumentalists (bass, piano, brass, woodwind, guitar, strings and percussion)

Charanga del Norte Tour Dates 2023

Next dates: South: Club 85 Letchworth Sunday 1 October North: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds Saturday 7 October  

Charanga del Norte perform at London’s CLF on Saturday 15 July

Charanga del Norte perform at London’s CLF (Chronic Love Foundation) on Saturday afternoon 15th July.

IT’S CHARANGA TIME (LIVE) UP ON THE ROOF! Sat Jul 15 (1pm-6pm / £10 Entry) – LATIN JAZZ BRUNCH LIVE host DJ JOHN ARMSTRONG welcomes the one and only charanga and pachanga band in the land, live up on the roof. Get ready for the brilliant 12 piece live band CHARANGA DEL NORTE who are here to guarantee an exquisite good time live audio session up on the roof, all afternoon long at The CLF Art Lounge & Roof Garden.

Charanga del Norte perform at Roundhay Park Festival Saturday 17th June 2pm

Charanga del Norte perform at Roundhay Park Festival Saturday 17th June 2pm – FREE World Music and World Food Festival

Charanga del Norte Tour Dates

Charanga del Norte Gigs and Workshops 2023 UK wide.