Thursday, 21 January 2010

Catch Nine Lessons rapper Baba Brinkman in London this weekend

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One of the highlights of our Godless Christmas shows was seeing Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman (pictured here onstage, by our photographer Des Willie) take the stage each night and bring down the house with his peer-reviewed hip hop take on Charles Darwin and the theory of natural selection. You can see him below freestyling for us in one of our backstage videos from the Bloomsbury Theatre.

So, if you enjoyed Baba at Nine Lessons (or like what you see in our video), we thought you might like to know that he's in London this coming weekend, performing another of his shows, The Rebel Cell, in collaboration with UK rapper Dizraeli. Here are the details:
"A politically charged rap fable, which has been described as ‘8 Mile meets 1984’, The Rebel Cell is the result of a collaboration between BBC Slam Champion Dizraeli and Baba Brinkman, creator of the award-winning Rap Canterbury Tales, and this year’s Rap Guide to Evolution.

The Rebel Cell is set in 2013, in a not-so-distant dystopian future England, where civil liberties are a thing of the past and Glastonbury is a Guantanamo-style prison camp for those brave enough to fight against it.

Engaging directly with today’s culture of political tension in which one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter, The Rebel Cell is an irreverent political comedy that asks challenging questions about human rights and the rule of law."
The Rebel Cell is on at the Greenwich Theatre this Friday and Saturday (22/23 Jan) and tickets are available through the theatre website.

Also, remember that you can catch the Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People show from the Hammersmith Apollo, including Baba Brinkman, on BBC Four this Saturday at 9:45pm.

And here's that video of Baba backstage at the Bloomsbury in December: