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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

New Charanga Time Animation

New Charanga Time animation from El Iyawo Studios in Leeds – celebrating 20 years of Charanga del Norte – anniversary events are planned from November 24, 2018 to November 2019.

Charanga del Norte in the Studio

Available on Soundcloud: a clip of the band’s next album due for release in 2019 to celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary year: sneak preview of Charanga del Norte’s next album ‘Improvising Sabor’ Charanga del Norte in the studio

Music Analysis Talk at City University

Sue Miller’s talk ‘The Sound is the Context’ was part of a round table discussion opening the 2018 Music Analysis conference at City University London 5-7 July 2018. Also taking part in the panel were Dr Chloë Alaghband-Zadeh (Manchester University) , Dr Joe Browning (University of Oxford), Dr Laudan Nooshin (City, University of London), Dr Lara Pearson (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics) and Dr Byron Dueck (the Open University).

British Academy Grant Awarded

A new research project – bringing to life the practice and history of mid-20th century New York-based Latin music – has launched at Leeds Beckett.

Exercices de ‘Steal’: Invited Talk on Serge Gainsbourg’s Latin influences at La Sorbonne April 2018

Dr Sue Miller gave an invited talk ‘Execices de ‘Steal’ in English and French at Sorbonne University Paris 10 April 2018 at the Serge G conference organised by Iremus – starting with Gainsbourg’s creativity and eclecticism and then examining the Cuban roots of the French cabaret scene in the mid-twentieth century. Serge G Conference, Paris [...]

Charanga Del Norte Live 2017

Charanga del Norte at Seven, Leeds 2017 Charanga del Norte Live at Leeds 2017  

New Charanga del Norte Recording Que Maravilloso

Que Maravilloso! by Sue Miller and her Charanga del Norte

Charanga del Norte Performance 28 October

Charanga del Norte perform at Seven Arts, Leeds on Saturday 28 October 2017.

Charanga del Norte launch their new EP Charanga Time to showcase their new New York-styled charanga set.

Expect pachanga, bugalu, and New York infused Afro-Cuban dance music styles by the likes of Charlie and Eddie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Orquesta Broadway and Pete Rodríguez.

With a string section and guest bugalu brass this gig features high energy improvisations and clave-driven grooves: as New York DJ Al Angeloro says: ‘If you can’t dance with them . . you died last week’ (WBAI Radio/The Montuno Sessions).

Leeds Arts Research Centre

The Leeds Arts Research Centre (LARC) brings together creative practitioners and academics across Leeds Beckett University whose research interests lie in the arts, whether that is music, film, fine art, design or performing arts.

LARC draws on staff from the School of Art, Architecture and Design and from the School of Film, Music and Performing Arts. It brings together cultural historians and theorists with arts practitioners at the cutting edge of practice as research. Providing a forum for debate, it is also a window on the exciting and innovate creative work going on across the two Schools. Here staff collaborate on new projects, showcase their research and build together the research culture

Preview of Charanga del Norte’s EP Launch

A Leeds Beckett University music academic, and professional flautist, will launch her band’s new EP this month, which was recorded and mastered by colleagues at the University.