Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Culture

Comedy (science, storytelling)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

Music, poetry, art, science, politics, relationships, strange behaviors found in a species of (mostly) hairless primate. How do norms and social systems evolve and who benefits? Genes, memes, individuals, groups, societies and now the whole planet hangs in the balance as cultures and sub-cultures compete for survival and the viral come-up. Darwin had it right: culture is biology. Baba Brinkman's Fringe First award-winning series of science rap comedy shows are like nothing you've ever seen. Evolution, religion, human nature, consciousness, climate change, and now culture. 'Truly awe-inspiring!' ***** (Scotsman).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift. Please note the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. The Other Yin can be accessed via the building lift to the 2nd floor. The Accessible toilet is located on the Basement level. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dave Lake 4 days ago

Baba Bringman brings another great show to the Fringe. But I have to admit I am a big fan and am always interested to see his new work in development prior to the album release. I am also a radio show host on which I play Baba when his raps match the show's theme for that week. And this year you can see this new show plus encores of "Rap Guide to Religion", "Rap Guide to Evolution" and "Rap Guide to Consciousness". All are great and all must be seen while you are at the Fringe festival.

Pauline 11 days ago

This guy is amazing. He's so knowledgeable as well as bring a great rap artist. The ideas come thick and fast so it's hard to keep up especially as you're distracted by marvelling at his clever use of rhyme and rhythm. I learned a lot as well as being entertained.

Neil Griffin 12 days ago

This show was absolutely fascinating, A funny, engaging and finely-tuned analysis of culture. biology and the human condition and all through the medium of rap! Don't miss it!


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The List (4/5 stars) 10 days ago

Exploring the fruitful benefits of an arts degree...

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Voice (4/5 stars) 10 days ago

This is a fantastic way of making academia and theological discussions accessible and interesting to new audiences. Otherwise it would remain in dissertations and books, the realms of academics and researchers. Brinkman brings it to the stage, to the fringe and most importantly, to the people and getting them thinking.

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