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Appalachian Summer Festival: Ranky Tanky
July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
The soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought to life by this Grammy-winning quintet of native South Carolinians who mix Low Country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B ("Ranky Tanky" translates loosely as "Work It" or "Get Funky"). From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston, SC are fertile ground from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown.