Their magic illuminates on stage.
Explosively alluring with seemingly off-the-cuff riffs and impromptu interactions, Tank and the Bangas exude a kinetic energy that is big, vibrant and full of story.
It’s eclectic and soulful. Funky and jazzy. R&B influenced by a flirtatious rendezvous with Hip-hop. It’s the essence of #Bangaville and leaves you with no choice but to free yourself and vibe out.
Tarriona “Tank” Ball delivers poetry over experiential instrumentation that explores human excursions of self-love, adventure, acceptance and roller coaster relationships. The second line big band nature of their performance invites you to get comfortable in their NOLA stomping grounds through sound. Their bodies feel the rhythm and react accordingly. It’s in the way Tank and Angelika “Jelly” Joseph steal quick glances at one another to make a deeper connection while boasting their vocal talents and dance grooves. It’s those rock-n-roll moments sparked by Albert, who struts expertise on the flute and saxophone, that bring the crew together in the middle of the stage and further shows the authenticity in their gifts.
They are family. Vulnerability allowed. Spontaneity is a treasured treat.
Behind the music lies the journey. Since their NPR Tiny Desk Concert appearance, life has been a whirlwind of back-to-back tour dates and mounds of love all over the world. Now, we invite you into SPACE, where the band hit the stage in front of a sold out crowd and welcomed us to capture “the light between their wings” for a day.
In this mini-doc created exclusively by Two Dope Productions for #blkcreatives, watch Tank and the Bangas float to the rhythm of life. – LaToya Cross
Edited by: Chan C. Smith
Produced + Interviewed by: LaToya Cross (@ToizStory)