CultureMix steel pan music workshop with Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra

CultureMix offers a range of year round Carnival music and arts workshops from popular steel pan to inspiring costume making with some of the world’s the best guest animateurs.

From jazz and Calypso with guest animateur Jason Yarde, steel band music with RASPO to Afro Brazilian percussion and costume making with Dito D’Oxossi and Ylê De Egbá our Summer 2018 programme of FREE workshops offers a full cultural carnival experience for all ages.

Connect with culture and enjoy authentic Caribbean experiences that could lead to you taking part in a Carnival performance.

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RASPO Music Workshops

Want to join a Steel Band? Attend RASPO Bootcamp for Beginners and learn to play steel pan music so you can join the orchestra for performances and events. All ages and abilities welcome.

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Panorama Championships

Join RASPO workshops and prepare to compete with other UK steel orchestras for the 2018 Notting Hill Carnival 'Champions of Steel' title at the National Panorama Steel Band Championships.

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Children's Steel Band Workshops

Reading Children’s Festival runs from 12 May to 3 June 2018 with a host of activities in and around Reading for kids of all ages including free children's steel band music workshops for 7-11 year olds.

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Music with Jason Yarde

Award winning composer and jazz saxophonist Jason Yarde will develop a new piece of music with RASPO for an unusual collaboration of calypso and jazz.

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Afro Brazilian Workshops

We are excited to offer Afro Brazilian workshops in percussion and costume led by our international guest Dito D'Oxossi and his group Ylê De Egbá direct from NE Brazil.

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