Hot Hot Hot CultureMix Carnival

Premiere Sat 21 August 2020 at 6pm on YouTube

Our CultureMix Carnival video with RASPO features Brazilian afoxé group Ylê de Egbá live and direct from Recife.

Be the first to see the international celebration Carnival with CultureMix as we come out of lockdown.

The premiere is Saturday 21 August 2020 at 6pm on YouTube. Click here for more info and to set your reminder.

For this exciting celebration of Carnival as we come out of lockdown reggae artist Jnr Watson joins the Reading Reggae Collective singers, Grammy award winning bass player Don Chandler, Jah Herbert on guitar, Kwame Richardson from Stelphonic, and on drums and vocals Jamah Lynam who also led the RASPO dance routines. 

With lockdown easing CultureMix brought together RASPO and the Reading Reggae Collective to record and film for the video whilst maintaining social distance.

Ylê De Egbá recorded and filmed their contribution from their terriero in the hillside community of Alto José do Pinho in Recife NE Brazil. 

Showcasing their fabulous costumes, dancing and the mastery of their Afoxé percussion instruments brings an authentic carnival atmosphere to this international collaboration.

RASPO – Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra players are: Isobel, Lauren, Aynsley, Tim, Annie, Anisha, Dudrey, Mary, Aisha, Jamah, Godly, Nathifa, Shani, Tanisha, Rosie, Scruffi, Paul.

The CultureMix Distant Mix Carnival production team are Paul Jr Watson – song arrangement, music and sound production and Mary Genis – video edit and design.

Get ready for the virtual Notting Hill Carnival 2020 where you will see performances from RASPO and Jnr Watson.