Dr Sue Miller talks about her band, Charanga del Norte
Dr Sue Miller was invited to join other special guests at the season launch at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield on 28 January to talk about her band - Charanga del Norte - and her Cuban music, dance and animation collaboration with professional Cuban dancer-animator (and ex Leeds Beckett alumni BA (Hons) Animation) Guillermo Davis.
Dr Sue Miller (Reader in Music at Leeds Beckett University) talked about her band, Charanga del Norte, who will be performing there on Sunday 28th July to celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary. She was accompanied by long-term collaborator, Cuban dancer-animator Guillermo Davis (El Iyawo Studios) to discuss their animation screening event on June 6th as part of a festival of experimental dance theatre. Find out more:
Sue’s academic work is informed by her professional performance experience and she has completed two books on Afro-Cuban dance music, Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation, Scarecrow Press, 2014 and Improvising Sabor: Afro-Cuban Dance Music in New York, University Press of Mississippi, forthcoming 2019/2020.
Dr Sue Miller is a Reader in music, teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in performance and production. As an academic and practitioner she specialises in popular music analysis, improvisation, ethnomusicology and performance.