This is a past event. Monday, April 1 at 7:30pm
Newmark Theatre 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97205
From the South Carolina low-country, where life is laced with African ways, comes Ranky Tanky, a quintet with music rooted in Gullah culture. From descendants of enslaved Africans isolated on the southeastern Sea Islands, Gullah is a unique mix of African and English that has shaped American art, food, language and attitude. Translated loosely as "Get Funky," Ranky Tanky updates traditional Gullah game songs, spirituals and shouts with gospel vocals, jazz trumpet and an R&B rhythm section.