" ... a taste of Gullah culture through a repertoire of contagious shout and game songs, spirituals, lullabies and more." — Post and Courier

Representing the African-American Gullah culture of the Sea Island region of South Carolina, Ranky Tanky performs an ecstatic blend of ancestral spirituals, shout songs, gospel, funk, and blues, intersecting with soulful jazz. The Gullah, descendants of West African slaves, bring a cross-Atlantic musical pollination that has created this unique emotional, deep, fertile and funky take on the American experience. Get up and dance!

More on Ranky Tanky

Experience Ranky Tanky Sunday, Sept 17, 6:00 pm
Garden Stage Presented by HepCHope.com

From June 24-29, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra is on tour in New York and Canada, from Jazz at Lincoln Center to the Montreal Jazz Festival! You can check out the latest news on the MJF Blog. The cats can play!


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