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Rap Guide to Evolution

From 36 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

About the show

Baba Brinkman presents a hip-hop tour of modern evolutionary biology, winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award in Edinburgh and nominated for a Drama Desk Award off-Broadway. More…

Baba Brinkman combines the skills and charisma of a rapper with the precision of a scientist, offering deep insights into human nature and the origins of all living things, including rappers.


Member Reviews (36)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

69
Clever, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if Clever way to integrate contemporary music with real life issues.

Don't see it if you're looking for normative drama

54
Disappointing

See it if you appreciate armchair evolutionary psychology

Don't see it if you don't appreciate armchair evolutionary psychology and have issues with the sexism and racism it tends to perpetuate


December 30th, 2018
for a previous production "Filled with complex ideas, engaging wit, and a high-energy beat that will leave you thoroughly enthralled, entertained, and educated...Brinkman concludes with a question-and-answer segment...which he then spontaneously incorporates into a final freestyle rap. So if you weren’t already blown away...
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July 6th, 2014
for a previous production "He raps with great passion and is very good at it...Part theatre, part gig and part TED talk; it certainly explains evolution in a whole new way. Throughout the performance an extraordinary audio-visual show supports the narrative, showing film clips of very famous rap artists and images of evol...
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May 25th, 2014
for a previous production "With the help of DJ Jamie Simmonds, Brinkman expounds on the theory of evolution with modern analogies, context, and data...Rap culture is the perfect case study for evolutionary psychology...This Canadian scholar and rap fan sizzles on stage as he rips rhythmically through strands of evolutiona...
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June 7th, 2014
for a previous production "Brinkman goes far beyond making rap palatable to varied tastes – he uses it to intelligently and effectively discuss human behaviour, evolutionary psychology and the development and implications of evolutionary theory. Simply put, this guy is freaking brilliant...If he wasn’t, essentially, such ...
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