Ranky Tanky

With influences of jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, this Charleston, South Carolina-based quintet’s repertoire is built on re-imagined arrangements of playful game songs, ecstatic shouts, heartbreaking spirituals, and delicate lullabies from the centuries-old Gullah tradition of America’s southeastern Sea Islands, where geographical isolation has helped sustain treasured West African traditions and ways of life for generations.