Music

Ranky Tanky

 
 
Thu, Aug 2, 2018
  • 12PM
 
 
LOCATION:

MetroTech Commons
304 Bridge St (Brooklyn)

 
RUN TIME: 2hrs
 
 
 
 
 
Free
 
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“On the self-titled debut by the quintet Ranky Tanky, Gullah songs are lively, soulful honey to the ears.”
—NPR
“Ranky Tanky brings freshness and uplift to overlooked Americana.”
—NPR

Charleston-based quintet Ranky Tanky performs a bone-deep mix of spirituals and gutbucket blues of the Gullah, a culture born of slave descendants on the Georgia and South Carolina coast. Mixing Lowcountry tradition with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B, this band gives true expression of its own name, which is a Gullah expression that translates as “work it” or “get funky.” Since releasing its eponymous debut album in 2017, the group has been profiled on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and has soared to the #1 spot on the Billboard jazz albums chart.