In January 2018 the Goethe-Institut London invites the German rapper CHEFKET back to the UK with stops in London, Ipswich, Hull, Whitby and Middlesbrough’s myplace youth centre on Thursday, February 1.
The concerts give the opportunity to get interested in the German culture and language. They can motivate young people and strengthen the bond with Germany and the German language.
By promoting a community spirit for learning German the project facilitates the social interaction between secondary school students and young people who thus far had little exposure to German culture.
The successful format of the music tour plus workshop will be running for a second time. It introduces young people to German music and promotes the learning of a foreign language.
Chefket’s songs engage young people with issues such as everyday school life, first love and their future; his songs also focus on German society and culture.
The workshops, held in German, will give insight in the life of a rapper and the art of rapping, as well as the roles of the entire band including what it is like to be a technician, singer or DJ.
myplace Manager Tracey Smith said: “The young people of myplace have been working hard developing their musical understanding, technical skills and creative expression. This has improved their self-esteem, engagement, confidence and resilience.
“Having the opportunity to see Chefket perform will give them further inspiration to perform in front of an audience and also introduce them to the German culture and language.
“They’ll also gain an invaluable insight into what young people from different cultures enjoy.
“For some young people their time at myplace is the only opportunity they have to socialise independently away from home and school.
“Young people from schools in Richmond and South Shields will also be attending and they will have opportunity to work together at a workshop after the concert.”
24.01.: London: The Cockpit, 1 pm, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH
25.01.: Woodbridge: Farlingaye, 12 pm, Ransom Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4JX
26.01.: Hull: Warren Project, 1 pm, 47-49 Queens Dock Av., Hull, HU1 3DR
30.01.: Whitby: Whitby Pavilion, 1 pm, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN
01.02.: Middlesbrough: My Place, 6.30 pm, North Street, TS1 2JP