For students of the German courses of its four partner schools under the PASCH (Schools: Partners for the Future) programme, Goethe-Institut Bangladesh organised a concert at its auditorium where the German Band Erfindenker swayed music lovers on Saturday afternoon. The partner schools under the PASCH programme are Oxford International School, European Standard School, South Point School and College and Maple leaf International School.
Dr Kirsten Hackenbroch, the director of the Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, inaugurated the event. With their mind-blowing performance, it did not take long for Erfindenker to get their predominantly young audience on their feet and move with the rhythm and melodies. The band performed 20 German songs at the concert.
The band’s line-up consisted of Fabio Niehaus (DJ/ Keys), Luka Sommerfeld (Guitar), Melissa Demissie (Vocal) and Caroline Leuzinger (Vocal). Their Dhaka tour was made possible by Goethe-Institut’s regional initiatives. They toured Kathmandu, Karachi, Lahore and various cities in India and Dhaka in recent months.
As a part of their Dhaka tour, Erfindenker conducted a daylong workshop with 48 enthusiastic students from four partner schools on Friday. The students were shown how they can improve their German language skills through music. The participating students also rehearsed with the band members through the workshop to perform three songs on stage, alongside the band members.
The Erfindenker band was founded in 2010 by two musicians, Sandro Jahn and Fabio Niehaus.
The slogan of the band was ‘educational- creative- interactive’ from the beginning of their journey. They have conducted an extensive range of teacher seminars and student workshops. They want to reach the audience through their enthusiasm for music, language and multiculturalism.