Grammy-winning jazz, gospel, funk, R&B
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
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