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Ranky Tanky

When:
March 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
2019-03-07T20:00:00-05:00
2019-03-07T20:15:00-05:00
Where:
Port City Music Hall
504 Congress St.
Portland
ME 04101

Ranky Tanky released their eponymous debut on Oct. 20th, 2017. By December of that year, the group had been profiled on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and their album soared to the #1 positions 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.

South Carolina natives Quentin Baxter, Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, and Clay Ross first came together in 1998, fresh out of University, to form a seminal Charleston jazz quartet. Now, united by years apart and a deeper understanding of home, these accomplished artists have come together again, joined by one of the Lowcountry’s most celebrated vocalists Quiana Parler, to revive a “Heartland of American Music” born in their own backyards.

Tickets: $25 GA Floor SRO / $35 GA Seating / $45 GA Preferred Seating

FMI: https://www.portcitymusichall.com/event/1707163-ranky-tanky-portland/

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