Sun / Apr 7, 2019

Ranky Tanky

“Ranky Tanky is a joyous listen” – Elmore Magazine

“Against all odds, the Gullah tradition prevails on the Sea Islands of South Carolina's Low Country.” – All About Jazz

Location: The Broad Stage - Main Stage
The high-spirited Ranky Tanky 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, these contemporary artists revive a “Heartland of American Music” born in their own backyards.

NPR Interviews Ranky Tanky On Their Music Influences And Keeping The Art Of Gullah Alive

Ranky Tanky talks about the influence and tradition that Gullah has had on their music and band name in this NPR interview Here.

Ranky Tanky's Self-Titled Album Gets a Glowing Review From Afropop

"...One of the greatest gifts of the year, an incredible piece of work overflowing with authenticity." Read the full review Here

Spotlight Talk with Dennis Parnell starting at 6:45 PM. Learn more Here.


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