Baba Brinkman and Lester McLean Perform in the Kootenays
This week we interviewed two different musicians who are headed to the Kootenays in the near future… Lester McLean and Baba Brinkman. Lester is a funk/blues/rock/jazz musician from Toronto who is performing with his band starting on Aug 21st. They are all very experienced – some might even say mature – musicians but are performing for the first time under the name “The Lester McLean Band” so watch for a show near you. They will be performing at a variety of venues in Trail, Castlegar, Cranbrook, Kaslo, Nelson and then ending in Vernon and Kamloops.
Baba Brinkman will be performing at the Capital in Nelson on Aug. 27th. Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist and award-winning playwright, born in the Kootenays, who lives in New York. To date, Brinkman has written seven hip hop plays and released more than a dozen rap albums, toured the world, and enjoyed successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and off-Broadway. Baba’s show is called a Rap Guide to Consciousness. Baba uses a combination of rap, comedy and science to entertain and inform. This show is tackling the subject of consciousness and the science of the brain. Baba is a hard-core science geek with the heart of a rapper so look out for some great information AND some great music.