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African beat for vampires

AN acclaimed DJ duo will breathe new life into the first ever vampire film as part of this year’s BASS Festival.

AN acclaimed DJ duo will breathe new life into the first ever vampire film as part of this year’s BASS Festival.

The Shrine Synchro System, aka DJs Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt, will provide an African-inspired live soundtrack to accompany a screening of 1922’s Nosferatu.

The unconventional mashup is part of the festival’s African-inspired line-up. Running for its fourth consecutive year, BASS (British Arts and Street Sounds) Festival, which runs from June 4-30, is this year exploring the theme “Inspired by Africa and Africans.”

The Shrine will bring their sonic soundscapes, derived from a number of African musical styles, to Birmingham’s Electric Cinema on June 21.

By choosing to soundtrack director F.W. Murnau’s ‘Symphony of Horror’, the pair’s performance will appeal equally to fans of African music and classic cinema.

For more info on BASS Festival 2009, including full line-up details, visit www.bassfestival.co.uk.

 

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