MFA Music: Ranky Tanky @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston [1 August]

MFA Music: Ranky Tanky


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01
August
19:30 - 21:30

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
The soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought to life by Ranky Tanky, a band of native South Carolinians who mix low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. Their sound is a celebration of the bone-deep mix of spirituals and gutbucket blues that mark the low country mainland and Sea Islands—music made by a self-contained culture of descendants of enslaved Africans that introduced such indelible parts of the American songbook as “Kum Bah Yah” and “Michael Row the Boat Ashore.” The word “Gullah” comes from West Africa and means “a people blessed by God,” and “Ranky Tanky” loosely translates as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!”

The special event is part of the Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld Concerts in the Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Tucked inside the Calderwood Courtyard, this season-long series showcases the hottest, most diverse acts from Boston and around the globe.

Courtyard seating is limited; low lawn chairs (3 feet or under when unfolded) and/or blankets are recommended. Tall chairs are not permitted. You may bring your own food and nonalcoholic beverages. All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff.

For summer concerts, Bravo restaurant turns its patio into a special lounge for MFA members and their guests. View the concerts and enjoy cocktails and light dining! Limited table seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For smaller parties, table sharing will be encouraged.

The Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld Concerts in the Courtyard is supported by Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld.
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