Ranky Tanky

Gullah Music of the Carolina Coast

Ranky Tanky

Friday, April 12th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$32 ADV / $36 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Ranky Tanky
Ranky Tanky
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.

Quentin Baxter / Drums and Percussion

Kevin Hamilton / Bass

Quiana Parler / Vocalist

Clay Ross / Guitar and Vocals

Charlton Singleton / Trumpet and Vocals