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German Band EINSHOCH6 performs at Aquinas College: November 1, 2017

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Engaging, fun, a musical feast! The German band EINSHOCH6 stands for a culturally unique performance of music, language, and word play by combining elements of classical music with hip-hop lyrics in a remarkable musical form!
German Hip Hop mixes with Classical Music and Clever Lyrics!

German Hip Hop mixes with Classical Music and Clever Lyrics! /Deutsche Welle

EINSHOCH6: Where Hip Hop meets Classical!

German Hip Hop mixed with classical music and clever lyrics

EINSHOCH6 - German Hip Hop meets Classical! 
November 1, 2017
11 am 
Aquinas College (Wege Ballroom)

General Admission : $10
Tickets - only available on Eventbrite 
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The German band EINSHOCH6 will bring their unique mix of hip-hop and classical music to the U.S. with a tour this fall, Das Bandtagebuch mit EINSHOCH6. The US Tour 2017: German Hip Hop meets Classical.

Originally from Munich, Germany, the band combines refined orchestral sounds with bass and text-driven Hip Hop to create an energizing, unique concert experience auf Deutsch {in German}. Das Bandtagebuch mit EINSHOCH6 is a project of the Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, to foster the study of the German language and culture. In addition to attending live concerts and workshops to produce songs together with the band, students (and teachers!) benefit from teaching materials posted on the Deutsche Welle website.

The U.S. tour is the band’s grandest Bandtagebuch-Tour yet. With 18 concerts throughout the Midwest and Eastern U.S., the tour will reach thousands of students and their local communities. Several concerts are already sold out. Among the highlights of the tour are a concert at the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the final concert at the convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in Nashville, TN.

At Aquinas College, EINSHOCH6 will perform on Wednesday, November 1 at 11 a.m. (Wege Student Center/ Ballroom). “We are very excited to host EINSHOCH6 on the Aquinas campus, and to offer our students and guests a unique, intercultural experience. The band’s fantastic musical blend is sure to engage our audience in a fun and memorable way," said Dr. Katharina Häusler-Gross, Professor of German Studies and local concert organizer at Aquinas College.

EINSHOCH6 is truly a one-of-a-kind band. Famous for their distinctive mix of classical music and Hip Hop with clever German lyrics, “EINSHOCH6 regularly fills concert halls across Germany, drawing fans with their individualistic style of artistic expression," according to the German Embassy Washington D.C. "Their undeniably unique melding of German language, hip hop and classical music is what has propelled them to be the worldwide Musical Ambassadors of the German language." Indeed, since 2013 EINSHOCH6 has crisscrossed the globe and excited thousands of young people for the German language on 19 tours through Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.

And now: The U.S. Tour!

"It is great that this U.S. tour is finally happening,“ said EINSHOCH6 manager Amadeus Hiller. "Since we’ve started touring we’ve had a lot of requests from students and teachers to visit the U.S.” Following their very successful first album “Lass uns reden," EINSHOCH6 released their second album "Reise um die Welt" {Trip around the World} earlier this year, which includes an ode to “Deutschlehrerinnen” {German Teachers} that was created in cooperation with German teachers and learners around the world. The Economist describes the group's musical style as turning “tongue-twisting Teutonic sounds into the verbal pyrotechnics of rap."

Having played more than 400 concerts and received numerous national and international awards, the band's project, "DW Bandtagebuch mit EINSHOCH6," is a cooperation between the Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster, and the band "EINSHOCH6." The project allows hundreds of thousands of students worldwide to learn about Germany, German music, and the German language.

“German Hip Hop, together with classical orchestra sounds, provides a fantastic forum for learning German. Students are engaged and excited to immerse themselves in German music and culture,” said Ingrid Zeller, Professor of Instruction in German at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, who initiated the tour. The tour is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German together with the German Embassy Washington and generous sponsorship through its Netzwerk Deutsch program.

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