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RASPO at Notting Hill Carnival 2014

RASPO took a party of thirty musicians and dancers to perform in the procession at London Notting Hill Carnival on August bank holiday Monday.

Newcomers from the successful Summer Carnival Steel Band project joined in for a performance at one of the largest street events in Europe.

Despite the wet weather many turned out to Europe's largest street festival watch the procession of seventy floats featuring ten steel bands including Reading's own steel orchestra.

Watch Real Time's film of RASPO at Notting Hill Carnival.

Rain did not stop play for performers or revellers. Real Time Video perfectly captured RASPO's insurpressable performance and the convivial carnival atmosphere in this short film.

''RASPO is always a great way to play music with a group that feels more like a musical family and be a part of Notting Hill carnival which was a success in 2014. Fun, exciting, thrilling, fulfilling and necessary!!'' Zash Brazell


RASPO Steel Band float at London Notting Hill Carnival 2014

RASPO Steel Band float at London Notting Hill Carnival 2014

"Sparkly, creative, organised, musical, enjoyable, a laugh, friendly."

Annie Davis

RASPO Musician

Notting Hill Carnival procession facts

Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra t-shirt

RASPO is one of the ten steel bands to take part in the Notting Hill Carnival procession of seventy floats featuring 15,000 costumed masqueraders.

It takes up to eight hours for the procession to complete the 3.5 mile route lined by forty static sound systems and 300 food stalls.

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