Baba Brinkman brings beats to SEJ conference

By Marie Orttenburger
SACRAMENTO – Baba Brinkman uses rap to communicate about otherwise esoteric subjects.
The Canadian artist peformed recently at the 26th annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists in Sacramento and even wrote a rap about the meeting and about outgoing executive director Beth Parke while he was there.
His most recent album, The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos, will be released September 30.
It focuses on climate change and the science and politics behind it. Reporter Marie Orttenburger caught up with him at the conference to learn more about his craft. Listen to the interview and to his performance of IPCC – a reference to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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