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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Not Your Parent's Chaucer


MC Baba (Erik) Brinkman in character during his hip-hop take on Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (This photo from 'The Wife of Bath's Tale').

If I can compare this show with something I've seen about ten years ago, it surely is in the vein of Rick Miller's MacHomer, the one-man Homer Simpson rendition of MacBeth. However, Brinkman relates the modern rap musical phenomenon and 'culture' to that of Chaucer's classic texts and therein finds timeless themes to riff off. He is a one man show that is definitely worth checking out if you get a chance.

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