Tank and the Bangas have unveiled the special guests that will be joining their upcoming residency at Blue Note New York next month. See the schedule below:
November 16: Tank and The Bangas w/ Terrace Martin & Chantae Cann
November 17: Tank and The Bangas w/ Terrace Martin & Chantae Cann
November 18: Tank and The Bangas w/ Rapsody
November 19: Tank and The Bangas w/ Rapsody & Amber Navran (of Moonchild)
There are two shows a night set for November 16, 17, 18, and 19. Sets are schedule for 8PM and 10:30PM. Joining the band for the first two nights will be Terrace Martin, a three-time GRAMMY-nominated artist/producer/multi-instrumentalist, as well as Chantae Cann, a skilled jazz/soul vocalist.
On the 18th, the band will be joined by Rapsody, an American rapper, known for her collaborations with Erykah Badu and Talib Kweli. On the final night, Amber Navran, LA-based singer, producer, and woodwind player, and 1/3 of the renowned neo-soul trio Moonchild, will join Tank and The Bangas and Rapsody.
The band will be performing songs from their third studio album, Red Balloon, which received a nomination for “Best Progressive R&B Album” at the 2023 Grammy Awards. This milestone follows the band’s “Best New Artist” nomination in 2020.
The 16-track album includes contributions from Big Freedia, Alex Isley, Masego, Lalah Hathaway, Jacob Collier, Questlove, Trombone Shorty, Jamison Ross, The Ton3s, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Wayne Brady. The latest work has evolved and pushes the band to a new level, shedding light on their unique observations and songwriting reflecting on the ills of America, while also celebrating the beauty of Black life.
Fans of the band will remember Rapsody from the group’s remix of “Black Folk.” The artist was recruited for the new version alongside Kota the Friend, Orleans Big, Dee-1, and Alex Isley.
Tank and The Bangas are Tarriona “Tank” Ball (lead vocals), Joshua Johnson (drums) and Norman Spence (keys).