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The Team - Who's Who

CultureMix is made up of a core creative team of musicians, tutors, arrangers, and administration supported by specialist advisors. Click on the images below to find out more about the people behind the organisation.

Mary Genis FRSA

Mary-Venetia Genis FRSA

Founder
Artistic Director
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Pax Nindi - patron to RASPO Steel Orchestra

Pax Nindi FRSA

RASPO Patron
Chair of Advisory Board
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Nathifa Jordan

Nathifa Jordan BSc

Professional and Creative Development
PA to the Artistic Director
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Paul J Watson

Paul Jr Watson

Head of schools music education
Orchestra arranger and musician
Resident steel pan tuner
Artist development
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Dani Richardson

Dani Richardson

Orchestra arranger and musician
Schools music education
Artist development
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Nicholas Walker

Nicholas Walker DipM MSc

International Pan Education Programme
Music Education
Marketing
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Don Chandler

Don Chandler

Senior advisor
Music industry
Professional development
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Richard Benn

Richard Benn

Orchestra choreography
Dance education
Spoken word
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Honorary Patron

Sterling Betancourt MBE

RASPO is delighted to have Sterling Betancourt MBE as honorary patron for the steel band.
Sterling's endorsement reinforces RASPO's position as a leading UK steel orchestra continuing the good work of pan pioneers from the Caribbean.

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CultureMix Family

CultureMix team at British Association of Steelbands Awards

CultureMix team members are passionate, enthusiastic and inspirational about culture and creativity advocating positive family values and lifelong learning.

All are professional musicians, artists and experienced educators who share their knowledge through training courses, schools music education, performances and showcase events.