Department of English

TILTS Redux: Baba Brinkman and DJ Mr. Simmonds

Tue, April 30, 2013 | JGB 2.324

7:00 PM

TILTS Redux: Baba Brinkman and DJ Mr. Simmonds

Free and open to the public.  Rock the book! with Baba Brinkman and DJ Mr. Simmonds Tuesday 30 April 2013 at 7 pm in JGB 2.324.


Just when you were lamenting that TILTS 2012-13 “The Fate of the Book” had come to an end, we offer you one final, over-the-top, disturbingly loud, end-of-year spectacular!  After the parade of PRESERVERS, ACADEMICS, and TRANSFORMERS, come and listen to this PERFORMER of books:

Baba Brinkman

“The Canterbury Tales Remixed”

7pm, 30 April 2013  (yes, the last week of classes)

JGB 2.324

Geology Building  (yes, rock out amongst the rocks!)

See and hear Baba Brinkman bring Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to life through gritty hip-hop storytelling and live turntablism.  Baba will be accompanied by DJ and beat maker Mr. Simmonds.   Their off-Broadway show premiered in 2011 at the Soho Playhouse in New York City, and has been a hit at literature festivals and university campuses around the globe.

All students and faculty welcome, although seating capacity is limited.  Before your final exams, come and help us wrap up the TILTS “The Fate of the Book” year with some serious rap. 

About the performer

Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist, playwright, and interpreter of Medieval and Renaissance literature.  Since 2003, Baba has made a name for himself as a rap troubadour, with hip-hop theatre shows such as The Rap Canterbury Tales, The Rap Guide to Evolution, and The Rebel Cell.  His innovative shows have enjoyed extended off-Broadway runs.

Find out more at Baba Brinkman's website

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