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RASPO Steel Orchestra
With the nation in lockdown to minimise the spread of Covid-19, this archive is a showcase of RASPO’s past highlights.
A year of positive changes for CultureMix with new partnerships, an independent record label, a growing team of music teaching specialists, and a move for RASPO.
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.
During the 12 years Dani Richardson worked with CultureMix as Head of Music he made a lasting and positive contribution to the development of RASPO Steel Orchestra.
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.
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.
The year RASPO performed for the Showtime Festival at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, and at the Royal Albert Hall. 2012 – a year like no other.