Friday, October 20, 2017

USA: Ranky Tanky -Ranky Tanky (2017)

Gullah comes from West African language and means a people blessed by God . Ranky Tanky translates loosely as Work It, or Get Funky! In this spirit this Charleston, SC based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. South Carolina natives Quentin Baxter, Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, and Clay Ross first came together in 1998, fresh out of University, to form a seminal Charleston jazz quartet... joinjed with celebrated vocalist Qiana Parler. Touring all of 2018