Over the past couple of years the Bristol Reggae Orchestra has been involved in several projects, providing opportunities for local musicians.

We ran the following workshops in Easton and St Pauls involving;_

Jazz Jamaica

Members of Bristol Reggae Orchestra played reggae music in Easton Community Centre, with special guests Gary Crosby and Nathaniel Facey helping  us to  develop the orchestra sound further. This workshop was open to all people in the local community.

Facilitators Gary Crosby OBE [Jazz Jamaica]
Nathaniel Facey [Tomorrows Warriors]
Norma Daykin (MD)
Date  Mar 2015.
Venue Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Road, Easton BS5 6AW
Cost Free

The Reggae Singing workshop

Facilitator Kizzy Morrell
Date  Feb 2015.
Venue St. Paul’s Learning & Family Centre
Cost Free

full programme


This was a  unique ‘hands‐on’ experience exploring rhythms using a large array of interesting percussion instruments from many cultures: Latin, African, Reggae and other popular music styles.

Facilitator Steve Laffy
Date  Jan 2015.
Venue St. Paul’s Learning & Family Centre
Cost Free

full programme

Reggae meets Cuba

This workshop offered the chance to join the members of Bristol Reggae Orchestra to learn about AMJ’s process of producing an album with musicians on different continents. We found out what Cuban reggae is, and learnt to play a Cuban reggae song in a large, friendly group!

Facilitators Mark Spence and Michel Padron
Date  May 2015.
Venue Trinity Arts Centre, Easton, Bristol
Cost Free


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