Join us for the worldwide viewing party of "Closeup: Tank & the Bangas," live streaming on WWOZ 90.7 FM New Orleans Facebook page on Friday, January 19 at 9p and Saturday, January 20 at 1p (CST).
This WWOZ documentary is in-depth profile of the exciting New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas as they surge to national prominence. The film pulses with fiery poetry and the band’s infectious music that defies categories.
Tank Ball was a national champion spoken word performer who brought her innovative word play and performing magic to the concert stage while creating a family of musicians.
Filmed over a year, as the group's gigs went from their own backyard and small clubs to major festivals, the documentary traces their origin and journey with personal interviews, concert footage and a rare look into their artistic process, at rehearsals and recording sessions.
Support for "Closeup: Tank & the Bangas" Viewing Party is provided by Randy Fertel and the Fertel Foundation.