Gullah music from the Carolina coast

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Downtown Providence*

“Combining revered Gullah kinship with a jazz sensibility, Ranky Tanky accentuates the spirituality connected to the ring shouts and praise houses, proposing a modern rendition of their ancestral music.”
-All About Jazz

The soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought to life by this band of native South Carolinians who mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. The band, which takes its name from the Gullah phrase for “work it” or “get down,” will collaborate with Providence’s own Grace Church Choir for an outstanding musical melding of local and national talent—a signature of the PVDFest experience!

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Produced by the City of Providence
Founding Partner: FirstWorks
Five musicians pose in fancy dress in front of a large mossy tree
*Schedule and stages TBA.


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