YouTube premiere of WWOZ's 'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas'

Published on: May 21st, 2020

Check out our YouTube page (or just watch below) this Sunday, May 24 at 7pm as we host the YouTube premiere of 'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas'! We've added some bonus interview footage at the end. 

'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas' was created as an in-depth profile of the exciting New Orleans band, as they surged to national prominence. The documentary pulses with fiery poetry and the band's infectious music that defies categories. Tank Ball was a national champion spoken word performer, later bringing her innovative word play and performing magic to the concert stage while creating a family of musicians. Filmed over a year, as their gigs went from their own backyard and small clubs to major festivals, the film traces their origin and journey with personal interviews, concert footage and a rare look into their artistic process, at rehearsals and recording sessions. Just after the film was finished, the band won NPR's Tiny Desktop Video Contest - out of 6000 entries - and catapulted to national and international tours and a major recording contract. 

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