The Salt Spring Community Energy Group is joining with Transition Salt Spring and the Salt Spring Forum to host an unusual and inspiring multimedia event – Baba Brinkman’s “Rap Guide To Climate Chaos”.
The performance at ArtSpring Theatre on Friday, April 14 will be a fund-raiser for the Pull Together Campaign, a RavenTrust initiative to support legal and organizational costs of First Nations challenges to the Kinder Morgan Pipeline and Tankers Project. The event will include a social with refreshments (cash bar), silent auction with art and services, and other fundraising surprises.
Baba Brinkman is probably the world’s only “peer reviewed science rap artist”. His shows appeal to a wide spectrum of audiences, including people who generally do not like rap. His performance at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference was widely acknowledged as a milestone in science communications.
A former tree-planter who has personally planted more than one million trees, Baba Brinkman is the child of climate activists, and a self-made hip-hop artist who created a surprising career out of hip-hop science communication, performing for delighted crowds off-Broadway and internationally. His unique brand of “peer-reviewed rap” is fact-checked by leading scientists, and he combines his green roots with a hip-hop hustler’s mindset in “Climate Chaos”, taking an unflinching look at the causes and consequences of global warming, both for his own jet-setting lifestyle and for the future of human civilization.
“Baba is amazing… His show rocks!” – Bill Nye