Hip hop artist to perform "The Rap Guide to Evolution" Fri. Sept. 24


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Rap artist, poet, and actor Baba Brinkman will perform his one-man show,"The Rap Guide to Evolution," Friday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham.

Featuring remixes of popular raps and original compositions, the performance explores natural selection, sexual selection, genetic drift, evolutionary psychology, and much more.

When: Friday September 24, 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Where: North Carolina School of Science and Math, Durham

*Free and open to the public*

About the artist:
Brinkman is best known for his rap adaptation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, which he developed while completing a graduate degree in English literature, and has performed around the world since 2004.

In 2008, evolutionary biologist Mark Pallen (author of "The Rough Guide to Evolution") challenged Brinkman to compose a rap in honor of Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, and "The Rap Guide to Evolution" was born.

Read more:
"The Rap Guide to Evolution" has toured the UK and the United States, and has been reviewed in The New York Times, Science Magazine, and the July 2010 issue of Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

Brinkman's September 24th performance is cosponsored by the North Carolina School of Science and Math, the North Carolina Science Festival, and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center. For a sneak preview, visit Baba Brinkman's website at www.babasword.com.

Directions and more info:
The NC School of Science and Math is located on the corner of Broad Street and West Club Boulevard in Durham. Parking on the NCSSM campus is free. Once on campus, look for the building marked "Educational Technology Complex." For maps and directions visit: http://www.ncssm.edu/directions.php. For more information, contact Robin Smith at rsmith@nescent.org or 919-668-4544

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