Grammy-winning jazz, gospel, funk & rhythm and blues
Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 7:00PM
Ranky Tanky released their eponymous debut on Oct. 20th, 2017. By December
of that year, the group had 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, the Charleston, South Carolina-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 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.
CD signing following performance
Purchase individual and season tickets through all Select-A-Seat locations.
1 free ticket
Present valid TTU ID at the East SUB information desk to receive your free ticket. Student tickets available one month prior to events.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TTU Members
$15 general admission
Present valid OLLI ID at the Select-A-Seat Civic Center Box Office.
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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.