Ranky Tanky
Presented By Overture Center

Ranky Tanky

Fri, Jan 22

Capitol Theater

Overture Center is committed to the safety of our guests, resident organizations, artists, volunteers and staff.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the widespread suspension of performances during this global health crisis. For the health and safety of our community, Overture Center will remain closed and RANKY TANKY has been cancelled.

Ticket holders will be emailed about their options.



Ages 6 and up


South Carolina’s global Gullah ambassadors and the Billboard chart-toppers making “soulful honey to the ears” (NPR), Ranky Tanky released their new album “Good Time” in July 2019 via Resilience Music Alliance. After weeks of teasing new music and releasing a pair of EPs, the five-piece brings it all home on “Good Time.”

“Gullah” comes from West African language and means “a people blessed by God.” “Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It” or “Get Funky!” In this spirit, this Charleston-based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern U.S. Sea Islands region. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts and heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston are “rank” and fertile ground from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown.