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New project will mark city's musical heritage.

LIVERPOOL'S music and spoken word heritage will be explored in a new project being launched in the city.

Liverpool Young Writers have received Heritage Lottery funding for Labelled - The Beat's Gone Dry.

The unique initiative is designed to focus on music of black origin, its influence on modern musical and cultural forms within Liverpool, as well as the impact it has had on a wider, national audience.

The young people involved in the project will get the chance to work in partnership with the International Slavery Museum and the University of Liverpool's Institute of Popular Music.

They will choose a track of their choice from the Institute's archive of vinyl records and use the song as part of the project where they will research how it's influenced modern music, and then write, produce and record their own work which will sample the chosen track.

Liverpool Young Writers is a spoken word, creative writing and performance project set up by The Writing on the Wall Festival.

It aims to introduce music and spoken word to young people.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 10, 2010
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