The genesis of The Rap Guide stems from a comment by Dr. Mark Pallen, author of The Rough Guide to Evolution. After seeing a sizzling performance of Brinkman’s internationally lauded Rap Canterbury Tales, Dr. Pallen dared the discipline-mashing rapper to “do for Darwin what he had done for Chaucer.” Brinkman took up the challenge and strove for scientific and historical accuracy by consulting Pallen throughout the creative process, thus crafting the first peer-reviewed hip-hop show.
“In addition to exploring Darwinian evolution, I also speak to the evolution of hip-hop in The Rap Guide, combining two passions of mine,” says Baba Brinkman. “My hope for the piece is that it will stimulate another evolution; that audiences will see it and find a different way of looking at both nature and culture. Maybe they’ll find another way of relating to the world, and pass that on in their lives.”
A pair of tickets to see Baba Brinkman’s production of The Rap Guide to Evolution at The Cultch on October 29, 2013.
CONTEST CLOSING TIME
Contest closes October 20, 2013 – Winner will be contacted upon closing time.
SKILL TESTING QUESTION
Where was Brinkman’s production first a smash hit at? For a hint, go here: http://thecultch.com/events/rap-guide-evolution/