RASPO Showcase

RASPO presents a cultural evening of music with guest artists to celebrate the 75th Windrush Anniversary and 20 years of CultureMix Arts.

From humble beginnings Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra came into existence in 1997 at the Central Club with its iconic Black History Mural.

Named in honour of Trinidad All Steel Percussion Orchestra (TASPO) who were the first steel band to perform live in the UK at the South Bank’s 1951 Festival of Britain. 

RASPO has gone on to perform live on television for BBC Children in Need, ITV’s Rosie and Jim and many more. Now an award winning outfit with a many prestigious performances of note RASPO has appeared at the London 2012 Olympics, The Royal Albert Hall and London Notting Hill Carnival.

RASPO is now established as one of the UK’s leading steel bands introducing thousands of children and young people to the joy of playing in an orchestra and providing steel bands for a range of events.

Seventy-five years ago in 1948 HMS Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks with 492 migrants from the Caribbean. Read more.

We welcome you to join RASPO at the CultureMix Arts & Music Centre to celebrate the impact of the Windrush generation on British art and culture.

Tickets Show £5 in advance £7.50 on the door. Free entry for children under 12.

Tickets sold via Eventbrite.

RASPO Steel Orchestra UK and Yle de Egba NE Brazil join forces to compete in London Notting Hill Carnival's UK National Steel Band Championship 2018
RASPO and Brazil’s Ylé de Egba join forces to compete in the 2018 UK National Steel Band Championship