PREVIEW: Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Consciousness, 2Northdown

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival, Baba Brinkman brings his show to London audiences from the 30th August until the 1st September. 


In Rap Guide to Consciousness, Baba Brinkman brings the excitement of a rap concert combined with the comedy of a stand up comic, creating a show explore the latest findings from the neuroscience and cognitive psychology of subjective experience.

Having performed to audiences across the world with his own “Rap Guide” series of science-themed hip-hop theatre shows, with this new show Baba Brinkman mixes scientific findings with projected visuals, crowd interaction, characters, comedy, and virtuoso rap storytelling.

In order to create  Rap Guide to Consciousness,  Baba Brinkman has collaborated with Professor Anil Seth, Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex in order to examine the very latest scientific findings.

What is it like to be a baby? We might have to take LSD to find out. What is it like to be an octopus? Imagine most of your brain was actually built into your fingertips. What is it like to be a rapper kicking some of the world’s most complex lyrics for cheering fringe audiences? Surreal.

 Zombies, locked-in patients, wannabe celebs, Google AIs, and Baba’s infant son all make an appearance in Rap Guide to Consciousness, as he brings his signature mix of rap comedy storytelling to the how and why behind your thoughts, feelings, perceptions and desires.

Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Consciousness will play at 2Northdown from the 30th August until the 1st September. To book tickets visit:

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