Jazz, gospel, funk and rhythm & blues
Friday, April 24, 2020
Ranky Tanky released their eponymous debut on Oct. 20th, 2017. By December
of that year, 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” comes from West African language 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 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, SC are “rank” and fertile ground from which these contemporary
artists are grateful to have grown. The soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought
to life by this band of native South Carolinians who mix the low country traditions
with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B.
“Soulful honey to the ears.” -NPR
CD signing following performance
$85 season tickets
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We greatly appreciate University Parking Services for their consideration of our patrons in agreeing to provide complimentary parking preceding our events. Parking lots that are available for complimentary use are R03 (the Library lot), R11 (the Band lot), R07 (the Administration Building lot), and R13 (the Visitor lot). Please refer to the map for parking lot locations. Please note that parking in handicap, service and reserved spaces until 11:00 pm is prohibited without a valid TTU parking or handicap permit.