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RASPO on TV - Video Showcase

Browse through our regularly updated archive of features, video and TV broadcasts promoting the steel pan instrument and showcasing steel pan music at its best.

From CBBC's Level Up and BBC's Millennium Children in Need Appeal to ITV news and children's programme Rosie and Jim (The Steel Band) featuring RASPO Steel Orchestra.

Olympic Rings press launch - watch 2012 global TV coverage with London Mayor Boris Johnson here and at BBC News London (external link).

RASPO's Summer Carnival Steel Band Project - watch ITV's Asana Greenstreet's 2014 film about the Steel Pan: Banging the Drum for the Tropics (external link).

Click on the thumbnails below to watch more video clips.

ITV's Asana Greenstreet interviews RASPO Steel Band musicians at CultureMix Centre for Steel Pan Music

Carnival Steel Band - ITV

RASPO play Moving and Hot Hot Hot for ITV's film 'Banging the Drum for the Tropics'. More...

RASPO 2020 Vision BBC

Black History Month - ITV

RASPO play Beethoven's Fur Elise for ITV news. More...

BBC Politics Show cameraman

RASPO's 2020 Vision - BBC

RASPO play Sway for the BBC's Politics Show More...


Abolition of Slavery - ITV

RASPO play 'Crawford' for ITV's programme celebrating the 200th anniversary of Parliament abolishing the Transatlantic Slave Trade. More...

RASPO Oracle

The Oracle Riverside - ITV

The RASPO PANtastic thirty piece steel orchestra perform Arrow's Hot Hot Hot for ITV news at the Oracle Riverside in Reading. More...

Jessica CBBC Level Up

Level Up - CBBC - About Steel Pan

RASPO play The Jackson's Can You Feel It for CBBC's Level Up programme featuring Jessica. More...

Len Boogsie Sharpe

RASPO join Mangrove - ITV

RASPO perform for the first time at the UK Panorama Steelband Championship with Mangrove in Hyde Park. ITV covers RASPO's journey. More...

Claire and Ottavia BBC Children in Need 2000

BBC Children in Need

RASPO represents the South to perform a live Abba Medley for BBC's Millennium Children in Need Appeal broadcast to eighteen million people. This video shows RASPO playing Sugar. More...

Dee and Ailsa with Rosie of Rosie and Jim

Rosie & Jim - ITV

RASPO play 'Peanut Vendor' for children's favourite TV puppets Rosie & Jim for ITV. More...

Promoting Pan on TV


Click any of the links to watch a selection of television broadcasts promoting and raising awareness of the steel pan instrument.

RASPO Rosie & Jim

RASPO Rosie & Jim ITV 1999

In 1999 Ragdoll Productions invited RASPO to take part in filming 'The Steel Band' episode for the popular children's programme Rosie & Jim. Filmed at Blake's Lock Museum in Reading, the programme, featuring pan maker Bubbles, went to broadcast on the ITV network in 2000. Watch video