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february, 2022

25feb7:00 pm9:00 pm***RESCHEDULED***Ranky Tanky | TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series @ The Allen Theatre @ 7pm

Event Details

Ranky Tanky***RESCHEDULED***
TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
The Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron

Friday, February 25th (Original date: April 24th, 2020) ***NEW DATE***Thursday, April 28th
7 – 9pm

TICKETS: Tickets are general admission $20. Call 806.770.2000 or visit

Ranky Tanky – Grammy-winning jazz, gospel, funk & rhythm and blues

Ranky Tanky released their eponymous debut on Oct. 20th, 2017. By December of that year, the group had been profiled on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and their album soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, i-Tunes and Amazon Jazz Charts.  “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, the Charleston, South Carolina-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 are “rank” and fertile ground from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown. The soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought to life by this band of native South Carolinians who mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk and R&B.

LOCATION & PARKING: Allen Theatre in the Student Union Building, 15th & Akron on the TTU campus. Parking is available free for ticket holders south of the SUB in the “band lot” R11 starting at 5:30 PM.


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Allen Theater

15th Street and Akron