Presidential Lecture & Efficiency Sequence to host musical group Ranky Tanky on Feb. 25 | KLBK | KAMC


LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The next is a press launch from Texas Tech College:

Texas Tech College‘s Presidential Lecture & Efficiency Sequence (PLPS) will host the Grammy-winning musical group, Ranky Tanky, on Friday (Feb. 25) at 7 p.m. on the Allen Theatre within the Scholar Union Constructing (SUB). Common admission tickets for the general public are $20. Texas Tech college students are admitted at no cost with a sound scholar ID.  

“We’re thrilled to kickstart our spring season and shut Black Historical past Month with Gullah-tradition primarily based Ranky Tanky,” mentioned Dóri Bosnyák, lead administrator of the PLPS. “Ranky Tanky just lately earned its first Grammy Award and carried out on the 2021 presidential inauguration. We invite you to attend this occasion, and don’t hesitate to sing and dance together with them within the aisle!” 

The Grammy-winning jazz, gospel, funk and rhythm and blues group launched its eponymous debut on Oct. 20, 2017. By December of that 12 months, the group had been profiled on Nationwide Public Radio’s (NPR) “Contemporary Air with Terry Gross” and its album soared to the No. 1 place on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon Jazz charts. “Gullah” comes from West African language and means “a folks blessed by God.” “Ranky Tanky” interprets loosely as “work it” or “get funky!” On this spirit, the Charleston, South Carolina-based quintet performs the timeless music of Gullah tradition born within the southeastern Sea Island area of the U.S.  

The PLPS was created in 2006 by then-Texas Tech President Jon Whitmore. The sequence’ mission is to reinforce the mental and cultural panorama of Texas Tech, Lubbock and the South Plains.  

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For info on tickets to see Ranky Tanky, comply with this hyperlink. For info on the sequence as a complete, go to the PLPS web site.  

(Press launch from Texas Tech College)