Baba Brinkman is a rap artist, science communicator, and award-winning playwright based in New York, NY.
Areas of Interest
- Evolution, Technology, Science, Sustainability, Humanism, Psychology, Politics, Medicine
- Adapting big ideas into rap songs and videos
- Collective action problems, reconciling private with public interests
- Masters in English Literature
- Inventor of new forms
Baba Brinkman is a rap artist and science communicator, best known for his “Rap Guide” series of science-themed plays and albums. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, and now based in New York, Baba has toured the world and enjoyed successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and off-Broadway.
Called “Astonishing and brilliant” by the New York Times, Baba is a Scotsman Fringe First Award winner for Exceptional New Play 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 2020 COVID-19 furlough of in-person events, Baba developed two new companies, a video-based digital education platform to help teachers with classroom engagement at RapGuide.com, and an event services business at EventRap.com.