Who we are

About CultureMix

CultureMix Arts is an international music company based in Berkshire, UK. We encourage participation and development offering employment opportunities in  the music industry and the carnival arts sector.

An Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (ACE NPO) CultureMix has it’s roots in African Caribbean culture from steel pan music and Carnival masquerade of Trinidad and Tobago to dance from Cuba and Brazil, and Jamaican reggae music.

As a not for profit organisation our focus is on the professional development of young people seeking a career in the creative industries. Internship and work experience programmes offer training in business, finance, tutoring and event management.

Mary Genis FRSA

Clore Fellow Mary Genis is the Artistic Director and Founder of CultureMix Arts, passionately promoting participation in Carnival arts and music inspired by different cultures.

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Paul Jr Watson

Paul Jr Watson is the Head of Music and Creative Development identifying and nurturing talent, developing new concepts and contributing to strategic business growth.

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Nathifa Jordan

As the Business Manager at CultureMix Nathifa Jordan is responsible for the growth and development of company operations, training and work experience.

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Don Chandler

Don Chandler is the Grammy award winning Talent Development Manager supporting young artists with the best opportunities to fulfil their potential as professional musicians.  

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Jamah Lynam

Jamah Lynam is a schools music tutor and the Youth Advocate promoting creative industry development opportunities in music for young people.

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Aynsley Lynam

Aynsley Lynam is a schools music tutor at CultureMix. He teaches steel pan music to children of all ages and is the tenor pan section leader for RASPO.

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RASPO Steel Orchestra

Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra is the cornerstone CultureMix project offering professional development for young people and performance opportunities for all generations.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors supports the strategic development, growth and sustainability of CultureMix Arts as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

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