24 Sep Ranky Tanky
From 8 p.m.
At The Center for the Performing Arts
One Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032
Tickets from $45
Scott Hall / (317) 843-3800, Tickets@TheCenterPresents.org
Based in Charleston, SC, this quintet offers a jazzy take on traditional music from the West Africa-influenced Gullah culture of Americas southeastern Sea Islands. The name, Ranky Tanky, translates loosely as work it or get funky in the Gullah dialect. The repertoire ranges from playful game songs and ecstatic shouts to heartbreaking spirituals and delicate lullabies.