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Grammy Award winning, Charleston, SC-based quintet Ranky Tanky performs timeless music of the Gullah culture of the southeastern Sea Islands. Their debut album soared to #1 on Billboard, Amazon, and iTunes Jazz Charts.

Ranky Tanky have achieved many firsts for South Carolina’s West African-rooted Gullah community since their formation, earning yet another milestone at the 2019 Grammy Awards by taking home the Best Regional Roots Album prize for their sophomore release, Good Time. The album, which also hit #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart, combines songs carried down through generations in the Sea Islands of the Southeastern United States with the band’s own original compositions in the Gullah tradition.

Quentin Baxter / Drums and Percussion Kevin Hamilton / Bass Quiana Parler / Vocalist Clay Ross / Guitar and Vocals Charlton Singleton / Trumpet and Vocals

“Whether Ranky Tanky is unleashing a high-energy dance number or carefully sculpting a lullaby, such as “Go To Sleep,” the music always feels fresh. This band can take tunes from yesterday and make them sound as lively and relevant as 21st-century electronic beats.” DownBeat



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