THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2022
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GRAMMY Award-winning quintet Ranky Tanky comes to the Library of Congress to rock the Coolidge Auditorium with its upbeat and contagious energy. The South Carolina-based band is known for its jazz, blues, gospel, and R&B fusion arrangements of traditional Gullah music from America's Southeast. In its mini-residency at the Library, the band will explore the archives, confer with curators, record educational videos, and conclude their time with an exuberant concert. Join us for a Juneteenth celebration with Ranky Tanky.
RANKY TANKY"Freedom" (2019)
"You better mind" (2017)
"All for you" (2019)
"Let me be" (2019)
"Down in my heart" (2022)
"You gotta move" (2017)
"Turtle dove" (2017)
"Good time" (2019)
"Stand by" (2019)
"Shoo lie loo" (2019)
"Lift me up" (2022)
"Beat ‘em down" (2019)
"Ranky Tanky" (2017)
Explore Related Collections and Resources
- McIntosh County Shouters: Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout from Georgia (video)
- Dorothy Browner-Hubler: Growing Up Gullah (video)
- Gullah/Geechee History and Culture Research Guide (webpage)
- Gullah/Geechee Collections at the American Folklife Center (webpage)
- A map of South Carolina and a part of Georgia. Containing the whole sea-coast (map image)
- The black border; Gullah stories of the Carolina coast (digitized book)
- Bill Tatnall, sitting with guitar, Frederica, Georgia (photo)
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Educational Videos and Artist Conversation
Ranky Tanky presents five short educational videos on Gullah music and culture.