Ranky Tanky

BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity (130 Pine St., Florence, MA 01062)

Photo By Lynne Graves
Entertainment + Music
**6PM door, 7PM showtime** ___ South Carolina’s GRAMMY® Award-Winning band, Ranky Tanky, is on a mission to revive and celebrate Gullah music and culture, which originated among descendants of West African slaves in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. Their debut album soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, Amazon, and iTunes Jazz Charts. In Ranky Tanky's hands, this style of music has been described as "soulful honey to the ears" (NPR) while being covered by the New York Times, NPR's Fresh Air and The TODAY Show, who had the band on for a performance. JAZZ TIMES raves, "Ranky Tanky's music is relentlessly upbeat and infectious and incorporates jazz, blues, gospel, and R&B, yet remains its singular self: distinctly American, with African roots showing in plain view."