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RASPO Showcase 3 May 2009 - Review

The Culture Mix Live Showcase presented by Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra showcased their classical suite of Bizet's Carmen Overture and Habanera, Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy, and Hungarian Waltz No 5 by Brahms, for the first time..
Tanisha Walker's saxophone rendition of Blue Moon was warmly received by the appreciative audience.
Funky Latin jazz band BBG premiered new work from songwriter Calculus and featured previous RASPO musician Ottavia on flute.
The finale featured guest vocalist Michael 'Bubbles' Oliviere who entertained everyone with his unique rendition of Pan In A Minor and Sugar Boom Boom in a tribute to the calypso grandmaster Lord Kitchener.
Tickets sold out quickly and the venue was packed with eager music lovers of all ages making the event a five star rated sold out success.

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Tanisha on sax

Tanisha on sax

SHOWCASE PRESS RELEASE - 3 May 2009 South Street Arts Centre

12 JULY 2009

Join Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra for their third steel pan music showcase at South Street Arts Centre on Sunday 3 May 2009. The event aims to encourage people to join the project's weekly workshops at The Abbey Gateway in central Reading, and celebrate RASPO's tenth year of performances. More...



Bubbles performs at RASPO Showcase

Bubbles at RASPO Showcase

Michael 'Bubbles' Oliviere and RASPO steel band pay homage to Lord Kitchener - the grandmaster of calypso.
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Lord Kitchener - Aldwyn Roberts

Lord Kitchener

Lord Kitchener (1922-2000) was known as the 'Grandmaster' of calypso. For over a half century, he was widely admired for his musicianship, compositions, performance ability and overall support for the calypso tradition. On ten occasions, he won the 'Road March' title - the award for the calypsonian whose song is most frequently interpreted by steel bands and played on the streets during Trinidad's Carnival.
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