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Baba Brinkman is famed for his Rap Canterbury Tales and later shows such as the Rap Guide to Evolution. Here he extends his range by telling us the story of Gilgamesh, Chaucer’s Merchant’s Tale, some of the Finnish saga the Kalevala and some of Beowulf.We are told how very extensively Gilgamesh spreads his seed and how his attitude to life changes; we are told in detail the story of the Merchant and his young wife, a tale of deception and cunning – and the seduction scene was sufficiently well conveyed that I could really see things happening up there in the tree – but maybe that’s just me! – and we are told a tale of heroism from the mythical Finnish past.Beowulf, Grendel and Hrothgar may not be names that stir the blood. But Baba Brinkman has a very entertaining way of bringing the most unexpected material to life. He has humour and energy, and a very deft way of making contemporary connections making what is happening seem relevant to the audience right now. It all seems to fit with our needs, joys and urges.If you go along and see him you are very likely to be surprised by what draws you in and makes you laugh and enjoy.


Cabaret Voltaire, 36 Blair Street. 7-28 August, 20:45 (50 minutes)

The Blurb

Baba Brinkman's 'Rap Canterbury Tales' and Fringe First Award winning 'Rap Guide to Evolution' were Edinburgh sensations; 'awe-inspiring' ***** (Scotsman). In 'Rapconteur', Baba serves up comedic retellings of 'Beowulf', 'Gilgamesh', 'Kalevala' and yes, a little Chaucer. Free entry! www.babasword.com

Call Sheet

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Baba Brinkman
PBH's Free Fringe


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