Looking for some exotic, head nodding, jazz, gospel, R&B unlike anything you’ve experienced music? With a sound that has been called “soulful honey to the ears” by NPR and an album that reached the number one position on the Billboard, iTunes, and Amazon Jazz Charts, Ranky Tanky takes their name and their inspiration from the timeless music of the Gullah culture born in the southeastern coastal region of the United States. “Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!” and “Gullah” comes from West African language, meaning “a people blessed by God.”
Read or listen to the Fresh Air Interview by Terry Gross for more insight.
$30 Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street Roswell. Photo Peter Frank Edwards.
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