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Ranky Tanky

  • GPAC—Duncan Williams Performance Hall 1801 Exeter Road Germantown, TN 38138 (map)

The word Gullah comes from West African language. It means “a people blessed by God” and is used to describe a culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to joyful shouts, from wrenching spirituals to soft lullabies, the soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought to life by this gifted band of native South Carolinians who mix traditions of the Lowcountry with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk and R&B. In Gullah, Ranky Tanky translates loosely as “Work It!” or “Get Funky!” Come see how this joyous group does both.

Special thanks to our Center Stage Series Sponsor Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare!

Earlier Event: April 14
Artsavvy: Gullah Traditions