Rock and love from Colombia, Australia and The United States. New York City. Rock and Science
After fifty-five off-Broadway performances in New York since March 1st, Baba Brinkman took a short break over the past few weeks. He was not leaning back, no, not all. And now Rap Guide to Consciousness continues off-Broadway for another five weeks of fun, music, and education.
by A Naked Kiss
As a home recording artist, my budget for making music is rather low. Much more, I can’t afford to spend money on a music video. Therefore, I decided to mix several royalty free videos for A Naked Kiss’ first single Water Goes, Where Water Flows. I like the result very much, and believe it matches very well the spirit of the song.
In his youth, Jazz guitarist John Scofield spent a lot of time in New York’s famous music venue Filmore East, where Rock-, Jazz- and Country musicians played on the same stage. No wonder, while finding his home in Jazz music, he loved to cross musical borders during all his career. One of his latest albums, Country for Old Men, is just one of his many fusions.
Wisconsin Brothers Robert and David Perlick-Molinari, better known as French Horn Rebellion, would like to help you start your week strong. In collaboration with disco producers Patawawa, they have created the perfect soundtrack for a Monday morning ride to work.
Today in a week, on March 23, New York R&B singer Deva Mahal will release her debut album on Motéma Music. You best describe Deva’s music as infectious, pulse-pounding soul with a decidedly modern edge.
Do we have a soul? And if not, can we at least still have soulful music? Baba Brinkman asks a lot of questions in The Rap Guide To Consciousness. In his Science Rap songs and the Off-Broadway show, he provides a ton of background information. Yet he still lets it up to you to answer.
With Bob Dylan winning the Nobel prize for literature in 2017, it is finally official that song lyrics are literature. Well, not all of course, but still. What can be said for a song text in general, is even more true with rap music. Our artist of the week, Baba Brinkman, is proof in several ways.
This week’s featured artist Baba Brinkman has a rich discography. Since 2004, he has a total of 23 releases. On top of that, he also produced 10 theatre shows, wrote a book and several articles, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature, and also studied human evolution and primatology. A productive man indeed!
In 2014 and 2015, our featured artist Baba Brinkman realized his Rap Guide to Religion. It’s one part rap concert, one part comedy and one part TED talk. Most of all, it’s science explained in a very modern and entertaining manner. It has already been the third of Baba’s Rap Guides, his fifth and newest is playing at the Soho Playhouse in New York during all of March and April.