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Black History Month

The Story of Steel Pan event pays homage to the fascinating journey of the steel pan instrument from it's birthplace in the 1930's on the tiny Caribbean twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

Award winning steel band Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra (RASPO), named in honour of Trinidad All Steel Percussion Orchestra, who performed for the first time in the UK at the 1951 Festival of Britain, will track the historic journey with an eclectic repertoire of traditional, classical and contemporary music.

Featuring a special guest performance from street dance crew Swag Out Revolutionz and a surprise finale the event is ideal for all ages providing a fun, informative and entertaining interlude during half term.
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Tickets are selling out fast so click here to contact South Street Arts Centre or book online here.

The Story of Steel Pan - a Black History Month event at South Street Arts Centre

The Story of Steel Pan - a Black History Month event at South Street Arts Centre

Pan in the UK

TASPO to RASPO

From Trinidad All Steel Percussion Orchestra's first UK performance in 1951 to Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra's recognition of over sixty years of steel pan in Britain at the Black History Month event 'The Story of Steel Pan'.