Texas Tech University

Ranky
Tanky

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

General Admission

$20 individual
$85 season tickets

Purchase individual and season tickets through all Select-A-Seat locations, call 806.770.2000 or visit www.selectaseatlubbock.com.

TTU Students

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 or order online www.selectaseatlubbock.com using your member promo code https://www.depts.ttu.edu/olli/.

Contact & Comment

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To suggest topics, speakers or performers for future events, or to comment on the current series, contact Presidential Lecture & Performance Series Advisor Jo Moore.

Parking Arrangements

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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.

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