Paul Cimbala, Ph.D., (left) and Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D. (right) trade licks at last year’s Rhythm Review.
Photo by Ken Levinson

An event featuring Fordham faculty members playing rock, soul and rhythm and blues will be held at 7 p.m. on April 4 to benefit the Bronx African-American History Project (BAAHP).

This is the third-annual Dr. N’s Rhythm Review, which is set for the McGinley Center Ballroom on the Rose Hill campus. The evening kicks off with the Satin Dolls, Fordham’s all-female a capella group, and continues with hip-hop performances from Mark Naison, Ph.D., professor of African and African-American studies and history, and director of the urban studies program. Naison raps under the stage name Notorious Ph.D.

The main set features the Bronx River Rats, comprised mostly of University faculty members, including Naison; Paul Cimbala, Ph.D., professor of history; John Hollwitz, Ph.D., professor of psychology and management systems; Asif Siddiqi, Ph.D., assistant professor of history; and Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill.

Last year, the event raised more than $700 for BAAHP, a collaborative public history project built in partnership with Fordham’s Department of African and African American Studies, the Bronx County Historical Society, Bronx residents and community organizations.