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Showcase Press Release - 3 May 2009 South Street Arts Centre

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Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra presents
The Culture Mix Live Showcase - A Family Event
At South Street Arts Centre, Reading
Sunday 3 May 2009 Doors open 6.30pm Show 7pm - 10pm
Tickets £5.00


Join Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra for their third steel pan music showcase at South Street Arts Centre on Sunday 3 May 2009. The event aims to encourage people to join the project's weekly workshops at The Abbey Gateway in central Reading, and celebrate RASPO's tenth year of performances.

Led by captain Nathifa Jordan and and vice captain Zash Brazell the event features guest band BBG, a Latin groove combo with piano and flute, along with the best of the orchestra's repertoire of soul, reggae, classical and calypso.

Members of the orchestra will bring together steel pans, flute, keyboards and vocals with special guest artists including a featured saxophone solo from Tanisha Walker, and a homage to the Grandmaster of Calypso Lord Kitchener with guest vocalist and award winning pannist Michael 'Bubbles' Oliviere, to create an exciting and dramatic finale to a fabulous evening of live music.

Tickets cost £5 per person and can be booked through the Reading Arts box office on 0118 9606060, www.readingarts.com. Book now.

For more information contact CultureMix Arts on 0118 9500 929 or 07973 251919 www.culturemixarts.co.uk.

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For photographs, interviews or further information please contact Mary Genis on 07973 251919, mary@culturemixarts.co.uk

RASPO was set up in 1998 by CultureMix Arts' artistic director Mary Genis and Mangrove's leader Matthew Phillip with Arts Council England funding and Reading Borough Council support to raise the profile of steel pan music and carnival arts in the South East.

CultureMix Arts is a not for profit company providing access to carnival arts and music education, along with training and employment opportunities in the creative industries for young people. www.culturemixarts.co.uk

CultureMix Centre for Steel Pan Music runs weekly workshops at The Abbey Gateway in central Reading. Beginner's workshops are on Tuesdays at 4.30pm until 6pm. Concessions available. Children, young people and adults welcome.

RASPO Crew

RASPO Crew

Showcase Flyer

Showcase Flyer

RASPO's Culture Mix Live Showcase was a sold out success.