PERFORMING IN SOUTH FLORIDA FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, RANKY TANKY MARKS THE ENDURANCE AND BEAUTY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE RANKY TANKY WINS FIRST GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM

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MIAMI (Jan. 7, 2020) – Ranky Tanky, the famous Charleston-based quintet that just won its first Grammy for Best Regional Roots Music Album, is taking over the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center stage on Saturday, April 4 at 8pm.
With its debut album reaching #1 on the Billboard, Amazon, and iTunes Jazz Charts, this soulful band has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and the TODAY Show. Ranky Tanky (“get funky” in Gullah patois) is a beautiful tribute to the African roots of the Gullah culture, developed by the slaves who lived on the coastal lowlands and Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina.     
Ranky Tanky leader and singer, Quiana Parler, was a finalist in the second season of “American Idol” and is joined by guitarist and singer Clay Ross, trumpeter and singer Charlton Singleton, bassist Kevin Hamilton, and percussionist Quentin Baxter. These longtime friends and musicians perform spirituals, dance music, blues, and other genres of music inspired by African American culture.


Tickets are $20-$35 for regular admission and $55 for VIP, which includes table seating. All tickets can be purchased at SMDCAC.org or by calling 786-573-5300. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay.

About South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center


The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.  The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community. More information about the Center and its programs can be found at www.smdcac.org.   

       
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available in the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314, saponte@miamidade.gov, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 8:00am