RASPO Steel Orchestra

RASPO - Our Story

With the nation in lockdown to minimise the spread of Covid-19, this archive is a showcase of RASPO’s past highlights.

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2019 CultureMix Review

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.

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2018 CultureMix Review

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.

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Dani Richardson RIP

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.

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2017 CultureMix Review

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.

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2016 CultureMix Review

For 2016 CultureMix moved to Reading College launching Carnival of the World with RASPO performances at Notting Hill Carnival and the Royal Albert Hall.

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2015 CultureMix Review

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.

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2014 CultureMix Review

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.

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2013 CultureMix Review

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.

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2012 CultureMix Review

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.

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