Due to weather, this performance has been moved to Spaulding Auditorium at 5:30 pm.
Ranky Tanky at the Hop
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Ranky Tanky

July 17

Southern Gullah “low country” songs laced with jazz, gospel, funk and R&B.

19/20 Hop Presents

“Ranky tanky” translates loosely as “get funky” in the Gullah dialect of the southeastern Sea Island region, and that’s exactly what this Charleston, SC-based quintet aims to do. They add a jazz backbone to traditional Gullah songs, from children’s game songs to ecstatic shouts to heartbreaking spirituals. Strongly infused with West African rhythms, it’s music that “makes you want to dance and sing along with hope” (Afropop Worldwide).

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 Hop Presents season. This is an archived view.

“One of the greatest gifts of the year”

Afropop Worldwide

"Lively and relevant"


Meet the Band

Quentin Baxter
Drums and Percussion
Kevin Hamilton
Quiana Parler
Clay Ross
Guitar and Vocals
Charlton Singleton
Trumpet and Vocals

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