German rapper tours AR High Schools
German rapper tours High Schools in Arkansas
Christian Weirich aka Doppel-U performed and gave song-writing workshops in Central High School Little Rock, Springdale High School and Cabot High School before heading to more schools in Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia.
Doppel-U performed some raps written by himself and then taught students how to incorporate important literature by famous German poets of the 18th and 19th century, Goethe and Schiller, into rap lyrics. Students were impressed that rap can also be in German and that German literature can be understood and transferred to rap. They also benefited from exposure to the German culture and greatly enjoyed the event.
At the end of each performance, Doppel-U was eager to shoot some hoops with the students because basketball is his second passion – after rap. This tour was financed by the Netzwerk Sprachvergnügen, funds, the German government devotes to German learning in the U.S.