Hip-Hop Battle Boston

Hip-Hop-Battle Boston ©Goethe-Institut Boston

Hip-Hop-Battle Boston

For the third time, students from different high schools will compete at the Hip-Hop Battle Boston. Mixed teams of students, write lyrics about the topic 'Ich' ('I'), practice their performance, improve their pronunciation and stage presence, and get inspiration from experts - all in German, of course!

Despite its association with perceptions of gang life, hip-hop is rightly regarded as a form of language art—one that demands talent, training and courage, much like acquiring skills in a foreign language. With its focus on the spoken word, exploring rhythm, sound and pronunciation, it is a wonderful instrument for language learning and particularly for young learners.

For this reason, the Goethe-Institut Boston has for the third time organized a hip-hop competition for learners of German at New England-based high schools. For two days, the participating students will work together and present the results of their work at a finale showcase. 

The participating schools of the Hip-Hop Battle Boston 2020 are:
Boston Latin School, MA
Conval Regional High School, Peterborough, NH
Cony High School, Augusta, ME
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, MA
Falmouth Academy, MA
German International School Boston, MA

Location: Goethe-Institut Boston
Date: March 27 and 28, 2020

Watch the film of the first edition of the Hip-Hop Battle Boston from 2017.

This project is financed by the PASCH-project (Schools - Partners of the Future).