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Ranky Tanky: Smith Artist Series – Thursday Night

by | Feb 28, 2022

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Grammy Award Winning Ranky Tanky will make their return to Davidson College as part of the Smith Artist Series. Native South Carolinians, Ranky Tanky (loosely translated as “Work It!” or “Get Funky!”) bring life to the soulful songs of Gullah culture, fusing them with elements of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. Gullah comes from the languages of West Africa and means “a people blessed by God”. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston, SC are “rank” and fertile ground from which these five contemporary artists are grateful to have grown.

Tickets are free for Davidson Students, $17 for Davidson Faculty, Staff, Seniors, and Military, $22 for General Public, and $12 for non-Davidson students and can be purchased at the Union Ticket Office. Proof of Vaccination is required.

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