Ranky Tanky

Friday, Oct. 12
Ranky Tanky released their eponymous debut album on Oct. 20, 2017. By December, the group had been been profiled on NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross and their album soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, I-Tunes, and Amazon Jazz Charts.
“Gullah” was derived from West African languages and English and means “a people blessed by God.” “Ranky tanky” translates loosely as “work it,” or “get funky!” In this spirit, this Charleston, SC, based quintet performs timeless music of the Gullah culture, born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston are “rank” and fertile ground from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown.
7:30 p.m. Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis St., 807-2010.

Author: Arbus

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