Subjects: Science, Music, Society and Culture, Drama
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.
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