September 8 @ 7:30 PM| $30 Get Tickets
PERFORMING ARTS LIVE
The Grammy Award-winning, Charleston, South Carolina-based quintet Ranky Tanky draws inspiration from the rich and resilient culture of the Gullah, who have lived in the Sea Islands and coastal plains of the Southeastern United States for centuries, preserving many of their Central and West African roots.
Ranky Tanky, a Gullah phrase for “get funky,” combines the stories, rhythms, shouts and beats of the Gullah with jazz and gospel traditions to create a wholly unique style of American music that has been described as “soulful honey to the ears” (NPR) and earned the ensemble several #1 spots on Billboard and Jazz charts. The band kicks off Shenandoah Conservatory’s 2022/23 season with an unforgettable opening concert featuring playful songs, soulful vocals and funky beats that celebrate the enduring spirit of the Gullah, while forging a new path for American music.
Shenandoah Conservatory uses digital programs for all performances. In addition to their engaging and accessible design, digital programs are cost effective, environmentally friendly and enable us to create and update our programs more efficiently, which means we can focus our resources on the performances you love! View our digital programs by clicking the button above, scanning the QR code in our venue or texting PROGRAM to (540) 307-2336 at the performance. [Note: Digital programs are best viewed on your mobile or tablet device.]
Food & Drink
Concessions will be available for purchase beginning one hour prior to this performance.
2022/23 Season Kick-off Party with Ranky Tanky
Experience Gullah culture through a Gullah Music Workshop and join the artists for our 2022/23 season kick-off party after the show.