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Ranky Tanky (USA)

Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky (USA)

Ranky Tanky (USA)Ranky Tanky specialises in jazz-influenced arrangements of traditional Gullah music. This culture originated among descendants of enslaved West Africans in the Lowcountry region of the US Southeast, i.e. South Carolina (and Georgia) and its offshore islands. The music is a conglomerate of playful game songs, ecstatic shouts, heart-breaking spirituals and delicate lullabies with large doses of blues, jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. Ranky Tanky! Get Funky!

Photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.