Ranky Tanky

August 2, 2018 | 12:00 pm | Metrotech Center | Brooklyn, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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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.

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