Ranky Tanky
Ranky Tanky - Credit: Peter Frank Edwards
Ranky Tanky - Credit: Peter Frank Edwards
Ranky Tanky
  • country:USA
  • style(s):Jazz
  • label:Resilience Music Alliance
  • type:Band, Quintet
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, percussion, jazz combo, unplugged, guitar
  • artist submitted by:GRIOTproduction GmbH

Line up

  • Charlton Singleton (Trumpet)
  • Clay Ross (Guitar and vocal)
  • Kevin Hamilton (Bass)
  • Quentin E. Baxter (Drums)
  • Quiana Parler (Vocal)


Gullah Music of the South Carolina Coast

“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, SC-based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. 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 contemporary artists are grateful to have grown.

Afropop worldwide titled: “One of the greatest gifts of the year”.
Hans-Olav Solli / Molde Jazz Festival: "RT was a huge success!"
Jo Aichinger / Glatt & Verkehrt: "This show was amazing”.

Booking contact (GAS): GRIOTproduction GmbH / Heike Lieske / heike@griotproduction.de


Ranky Tanky