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19 June 2014 – 19 June 2014

Venue: Studio
Presented by: Sydney Opera House

Years: 9-12
Subjects: Science, Music, Society and Culture, Drama

To inquire about this event please call our friendly education team on 02 9250 7770 or make a ticket request


A smash hit at the Edinburgh Festival, Off-Broadway and around the world, Canadian Baba Brinkman's The Rap Guide to Evolution, complete with a live DJ and an extraordinary audio-visual show, is at once provocative, hilarious, intelligent and scientifically accurate.

In a novel species of theatre show, Brinkman combines the wit, poetry and charisma of a great rapper with the accuracy and rigour of a scientific expert. Using hip-hop as a vehicle to communicate the facts of evolution, he simultaneously illuminates the origins and complexities of hip-hop culture through the lens of Darwinism.  Through his clever reworkings of popular rap singles, as well as his own originals he illustrates Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Evolutionary Psychology and much more.

Artist Information

Writer / Performer -   Baba Brinkman
Music / Turntablism - Jamie Simmonds
Director - Dodd Loomis
Projection Design - Wendall K. Harrington
Lighting Design - Jason Boyd
Producer - Dovetail Productions / Sharon Levy
Australian tour produced by Merrigong Theatre Company

Pricing Information

One free Teacher is permitted per 20 Students.  Additional Teachers are charged at Student price.

Student performance only $25
Additional teacher performance only $25
Student performance & workshop $35
Additional teacher performance & workshop $35
Pricing Information Explained

Pricing Information Explained

School Groups:  Please contact the School Group Booking line on +61 2 9250 7770 or make a ticket request. For information on planning your visit go to School Excursions.

Performance Dates

Thursday 19 June 11am Running Time: 75 minutes including Q&A


"His lyrics are sharp and funny, whizzing by and exploding like missiles, each line crafted for maximum impact…line up for tickets" - The West Australian

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