November 16, 2022 7:30 pm
Kane Hall (Room 130)
In this performance, Canadian rapper and former tree-planter Baba Brinkman will break down the science, politics, and economics of global warming, following its surprising twists from the carbon cycle to the global energy economy. To paraphrase the Notorious BIG: “Mo’ carbon, mo’ problems.”
About the speaker
Rap Artist, Science Communicator & Founder of Event Rap Inc
Best known for his “Rap Guide” series of science-themed plays and albums, Baba has toured the world and enjoyed successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and off-Broadway. The series so far includes rap guides to Evolution, Human Nature, Medicine, Religion, Climate Change, and Consciousness. Called “Astonishing and brilliant” by the New York Times.
Baba is a Scotsman Fringe First Award winner for Exceptional New Writing, and a two-time Drama Desk Award Nominee, for “Outstanding Solo Performance” and “Unique Theatrical Experience”. He has performed live on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” and shared stages with science luminaries including Stephen Hawking and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Baba is also a winner of the National Center for Science Education’s “Friend of Darwin Award” for his efforts to popularize evolutionary biology.
During the pandemic, Baba pivoted to virtual performances and started a new a company, Event Rap Inc, the first rap creator marketplace with custom videos and performances delivered by a dozen experienced artists who make original raps on commission.
Sponsoring Departments: The Graduate School, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Program on Climate Change (PCC) and the Center for Health ANd the Global Environment (CHANGE)