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CultureMix offers a range of year round Carnival music and arts workshops from popular steel pan to inspiring costume making with some of the world's the best guest animateurs. Connect with culture and enjoy authentic Caribbean experiences that could lead to you taking part in a Carnival performance.

CultureMix Music Centre
Reading College - Art Block 1 Music
Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 4HR
Map, directions and parking.

Steel Band Bootcamp for Beginners
Tuesdays 5pm - 7pm. 10 April - 29 May 2018

Location: Reading College - Art Block 1 Music.
Cost: FREE of charge. Book: 0118 955 4889
Bootcamp workshops welcomes beginners, improvers and aspiring musicians of all ages who want to develop steel pan music techniques and playing skills and join RASPO for performances and tours.

RASPO Steel Orchestra Rehearsals
Thursdays 5pm-7.30pm. 5 April - 17 May 2018

Location: Reading College - Art Block 1 Music.
Cost: FREE of charge. Book: 0118 955 4889
RASPO Steel Orchestra rehearsals offers professional development in music and performance to an advanced level.

Panorama TASTERS & RASPO Reunion
Thursdays 24 and 31 May 2018 5pm-8pm

Location: Art Block 1 Music Reading College
Cost: FREE of charge. Book: 0118 955 4889
These tasters offer the first opportunity to hear the Panorama arrangement, meet the arrangers, try out and decide on the steel pan you want to play, reunite with other players and like minded pan music lovers.

Panorama Rehearsals with RASPO
Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays June - August 2018 5pm-9pm
5, 12, 19, 26 June. 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, 26, 30, 31 July
2, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 August 2018

Location: Reading College, Kings Road, RG1 4HJ
Cost: FREE of charge. Book: 0118 955 4889
Join RASPO to learn the Panorama arrangement for the National UK Steelband Championship. PanYard will be open for learning, drills and rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5pm to 9pm. All musicians welcome.

Children's Festival Steel Pan Music Workshop
Tuesday 29 and Thursday 31 May 3.30-4.30pm for 7-11yrs

Location: Art Block 1 Music Reading College
Cost: FREE of charge. Book: 0118 955 4889
Reading Children's Festival runs from 12 May to 3 June and with a host of activities in and around Reading for kids of all ages including free steel pan music workshops for 7-11 year olds.

Jazz and Calypso with Jason Yarde
Thursday 14, Thursday 21 and Monday 25 June 2018

Location: Art Block 1 Music Reading College
Cost: FREE of charge. Book: 0118 955 4889
Award winning composer and jazz saxophonist Jason Yarde will develop a new piece of music with RASPO Steel Orchestra for an unusual collaboration of calypso and jazz. All musicians welcome.

Carnival Parade Paraphernalia
Saturday 23 and Saturday 30 June 2018 10am-12pm

Location: Room C100 Fashion Reading College
Cost: FREE of charge Book: 0118 955 4889
Design, make and decorate fabulous flags, parasols and headdresses for the Carnival of the World parade. Led by CultureMix artists. Families welcome.

Afro-Brazilian Afoxe Percussion with Dito D'Oxossi
Friday 10 and Saturday 11 August 12-2pm 3-5pm

Location: Art Block 1 Music Reading College
Cost: FREE of charge. Book: 0118 955 4889
Join international master Afoxe percussionist Dito D'Oxossi and his ensemble Yle De Egba live and direct from NE Brazil to hear and try out typical Afro-Brazilian rhythms. Book now as places are limited. Bring your percussion.

How to join:
Email us here to register your interest so we can warmly welcome you.

Beginner Boot Camp Steel Pan Music workshop with RASPO at Reading College

Beginner Boot Camp Steel Pan Music workshop with RASPO at Reading College

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Zash Brazell on bass with RASPO Steel Orchestra at London Notting Hill Carnival Panorama 2011

Join Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra and learn one 8-10 minute arrangement on steel pan to take park in Panorama - the UK National Steelband Championship at Notting Hill Carnival.

Give it a go! No previous experience necessary, we provide the instruments and our tutors teach you everything you need to know.

Just turn up anytime at one of the two taster sessions (or both) on Thursday 24 and 31 May 5pm - 8pm. All welcome.

Connect with Culture and give yourself an experience of a lifetime.

FREE
Steel Pan Music workshops
Reading College

Art Block 1 - Music.
Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 4HR
Map, directions and parking.

Free of charge
Free parking
Friendly tutors
Fun and easy to learn
All instruments provided
Book your place now. Contact us