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September 8 @ 2:00 PM| Free
Workshop: Introduction to Gullah Music & Culture
Hosted by members of Ranky Tanky
Join members of the Grammy Award-winning band Ranky Tanky to explore 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 band several #1 spots on Billboard and Jazz charts. Learn more about the Gullah people, and how one band is helping to keep that culture alive with its music.
Free and open to the public. Limited seating. Priority seating for students.
Ranky Tanky Live in Concert!
Don’t miss Ranky Tanky in concert at Armstrong Concert Hall on Thursday, September 8 at 7:30PM. The performance will be followed by a Season Kick-off Party in the Armstrong Courtyard.
|This project is made possible in part through the Mid Atlantic Folk and Traditional Arts – Community Projects program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.|
Shenandoah Conservatory believes the arts have the power to do more than just entertain — they transform, enlighten and enrich our lives. This is why we engage audiences well beyond our stages to create a more vibrant, dynamic and connected community.
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