Made to celebrate 20 years of 'Charanga del Norte', of band leader and Flautist Dr Sue Miller. Animation by Guillermo Davis 'El Iyawo' Animation. Music 'Susanna te pone a gozar' (Suzanna's going to get you having fun). Sue and Guillermo are both based in Leeds, UK
Changara del Norte
Charanga del Norte is a 12 piece group set up in 1998 by the bandleader Sue Miller who studied Cuban flute improvisation with the legendary flute player and composer Richard Egües from Orquesta Aragón. To celebrate their 20th anniversary year in 2019 the band will be performing across the UK with performances and featured events including collaborations with animation film maker Guillermo Davis (Iyawo Studios). The group has performed at many venues including the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and at festivals as diverse as Cambridge Jazz, Harrogate International, Sidmouth Folk, and Cheltenham International. They have also supported top international Cuban bands Buena Vista Social Club’s Eliades Ochoa in the main concert hall at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, and Orquesta Aragon and Changüi de Guantanamo (booked by The Barbican in London).
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.