June 28, 2011

Evolutionary Rap

After taking the rap for the decline of morality for so many decades, Charles Darwin now has a rap of his own. Scholar Baba Brinkman, described as "[a] tall blond Canadian of Dutch ancestry," has put Mr. Darwin and a lot of other cool evolution stuff into 90 minutes' worth of rappa-tainment at Manhattan's Soho Playhouse. Olivia Judson reviewed the show for the New York Times last year and loved it, as does David Rooney, who points out that Mr. Brinkman's show is also a guide to the evolution of hip-hop. Can't make it to Manhattan? Swag is available via the website, and at retailers online.

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