Ranky Tanky at Bryn Mawr College, McPherson Auditorium

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Bryn Mawr College, McPherson Auditorium
150 N Merion Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA
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Sat, March 23, 2019
8:00 pm

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Ranky Tanky
Ranky Tanky

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Mixing Lowcountry tradition with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk and R&B, Ranky Tranky gives true expression to its name, a Gullah phrase that translates as "work it" or "get funky." Within months of releasing its eponymous debut album in 2017, the group had been profiled on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross and the album had soared to the #1 spot on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon jazz charts.

Ranky Tanky plays music ranging from playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies. The four core members—Quentin Baxter (drums), Kevin Hamilton (bass), Charlton Singleton (trumpet, vocals), and Clay Ross (guitar,vocals)—started as a jazz combo in 1998, fresh out of college in Charleston, S.C. Three of them grew up in South Carolina's Gullah country, steeped in its cuisine, lifestyle, and arts. The idea of creating a band dedicated to Gullah songs came together when they recruited Quiana Parler, an alumna of American Idol, as lead vocalist....

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Abigail Guay uploaded this event on March 7, 2019

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