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RANKY TANKY has achieved many firsts for South Carolina’s West African-rooted Gullah community since their formation, earning yet another milestone at the 2019 Grammy Awards by taking home the Best Regional Roots Album prize for their sophomore release, “Good Time.” The album, which also hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart, combines songs carried down through generations in the Sea Islands of the Southeastern United States with the band’s own original compositions in the Gullah tradition.
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This program is supported by the Alabama Arts License Tag Grant Program, which aims to promote the arts in Alabama, especially arts education, including visual arts, folk arts, and performing arts programming.
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