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Eddi Hüneke & Tobi Hebbelmann Duo - LIVE shows and Workshops

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
All day  

Where: Norris University Center, McCormick Auditorium, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: For Northwestern students and faculty, attendance is free, but we do ask that you sign up for the events to facilitate optimal planning.

Contact: NOILAATG  

Group: Department of German

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


Live shows - 12pm and 6pm

Workshops - 10am and 4pm


This autumn, on invitation of the AATG (American Association of Teachers in German) and the Goethe lnstitut USA, Germany-based entertainers Eddi Huneke and Tobi Hebbelmann will be touring in 20+ cities throughout the US. Many of their songs will be in German language - but they will be aiming to make their light hearted approach to pop lyrics accessible to German and English speakers alike.

Eddi Huneke was one of the founders of Germanys most successful pop a-cappella bands, the Wise Guys, who recorded 13 albums and played over 3000 shows from 1992 until 2017, when they chose to go separate ways. Eddis decision to continue writing and performing was received well by many fans - and particularly by his kids' piano teacher, Tobi Hebbelmann, when he was asked to accompany Eddi on stage.

While Tobi will mostly be playing the piano, Edd is new job is to sing his newly written songs - and to play the guitar. "After 25 years in an a-cappella band, I was looking for a new challenge", he smiles, "and coordinating my hands with my tongue while playing and singing simultaneously is definitely something to keep me on my toes. So to speak."

Eddi Huneke was born in London in 1971 and is looking forward to speaking in his "other mother tongue" for a change during their upcoming tour. Also, some of the songs chosen for the shows in the USA will be in English. At the same time, Eddi and Tobi aim to make the

German lyrics of the majority of the songs as understandable as humanly possible.

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