A momentous first year as an ACE NPO with an international collaboration, Carnival of the World, The Steel Band Festival, TV, and a sad farewell.
We were delighted to take part in BBC SPOTY 2018 performing Three Lions with the Lightning Seeds.
CultureMix will welcome Brazilian percussion ensemble Ylê D’Egbá to join RASPO at Notting Hill Carnival.
Roots, rock reggae band IYA Rebels will perform live at the launch of their new album ‘Nadah’.
A third CD from RASPO, an international artist residency in Sri Lanka, a new Business and Administration Manager, and a place on Arts Council England’s National Portfolio.
Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra leader and CultureMix director wins British Association of Steelbands Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award.
Carnival of the World 2017 returned to Reading in Berkshire with a live world music stage and a spectacular Broad Street Parade.
101 Arts in Newbury invited Mary Genis to become a Suramedura International Artist in Residence based in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka.
For 2016 CultureMix moved to Reading College launching Carnival of the World with RASPO performances at Notting Hill Carnival and the Royal Albert Hall.
2015 saw the launch of the Peace and Love Concerts, the second Schools Steel Band Festival and the continuation of RASPO’s summer carnival project.
2014 brought many positive benefits for CultureMix and RASPO including two major new projects: Schools Steel Band Festival and RASPO Summer Carnival Steel Band project.
2013 was a positive year with a move for RASPO to South Street Arts Centre and more honours for the work of the artistic director and the CultureMix team.