Ranky Tanky

If you're looking to get funky this New Year's, look no further than Ranky Tanky..."get funky," after all, is literally how their name translates from the Gullah language to English. The South Carolina-based and West African-rooted five-piece will bring their new 2023 GRAMMY-nominated collection to NPR's Toast Of The Nation broadcast on New Year's Eve; sharing some of the sounds and stories that've been passed down in their communities for centuries and generations.

Ranky Tanky will bring the music of their Charleston, South Carolina-based and West African-rooted Gullah community back to the GRAMMYs this year, earning their second nomination for Best Regional Roots Album with 'Live At The 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.' The nomination marks two consecutive Ranky Tanky albums to be honored with GRAMMY nominations, following their Best Regional Roots Album win in 2020 for the five-piece's most recent studio collection 'Good Time' (Resilience Music Alliance).

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