Ranky Tanky

ranky tanky

PRAx and University Human Resources Present: Ranky Tanky

Employee appreciation night—all tickets just $5 for OSU faculty and staff! Grammy-winning South Carolina quintet performing powerful, energizing, and timeless music born from the Gullah culture of the southeastern sea islands. On these islands, African traditions interfused with songs of perseverance and the development of Black American music. Roughly translated, “Ranky Tanky” is a Gullah expression meaning “Get Funky!” Image: Peter Frank Edwards.

PRAxKIDS is available for this event. We partner with KidSpirit to provide a supervised children's program. Visit our PRAxKIDS page for more details.


Come join us for a pre-show happy hour! PRAxPRELUDES feature food and drink for purchase and an equally tantalizing bit of programming related to the main event.

  • October 11: Introduction to Gullah Culture and History with Dr. Melissa Cooper, Rutgers University | Toomey Lobby | Doors 6 p.m.


October 11
7 p.m.

6 p.m.


Detrick Hall
$30 | $5 OSU Employee
Student Cost