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We are happy to share DCA's 2021-2022 season. It's both our 30th anniversary season and our long-awaited reopening season. We’re glad to back and are doing everything we can to stay open. Please review our COVID Protocols prior to purchasing and again, prior to show night.
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Check out our 30th Anniversary Playlist on Spotify. The playlist features one track representing each season performance in chronological order.
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Shemekia Copeland and Ranky Tanky
September 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up, or digging deep into a country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sings like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive, and roaring, Copeland’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots, and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Copeland will be joined at DCA by Charleston, South Carolina-based quintet Ranky Tanky, whose name translates loosely as “Work it!” or “Get funky!” In this spirit, Ranky Tanky performs timeless music of the Gullah culture, which was born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. With their repertoire of playful game songs and ecstatic shouts, heartbreaking spirituals and delicate lullabies, Ranky Tanky’s accomplished artists (all natives of South Carolina) bring new life to this inimitable style of music, which was born long ago in their own backyards.
“Fiercely expressive Copeland delivers gale force singing and power with a unique, gutsy style, vibrant emotional palette, and intuitive grasp of the music.” – NPR
“Ranky Tanky: limber rhythms, shining trumpeting…genuine soulfulness.” – Shepherd Express
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