meet the winner
New Orleans’ Tank and the Bangas conveys its freewheeling spirit through a sound that combines pop, hip-hop, funk, spoken word and musical theater. The band’s entry video — set in an art classroom — won over our judges with its undeniable, joyful energy. Lead vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball has a playful way with words, thanks in part to her roots in New Orleans’ slam poetry scene. The band has played festivals all over the country, and has opened for artists like Big Freedia and Lianne La Havas.
We're excited to welcome Tank and the Bangas to the Tiny Desk at NPR in Washington, D.C., where the band will play its own Tiny Desk concert. The band will also appear at a taping of NPR's Ask Me Another and tour the United States with NPR and Lagunitas.
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Tank and the Bangas appear on a live taping of NPR’s Ask Me Another with WNYC
hear more about tank and the bangas
NPR Music's Bob Boilen and Trey Anastasio announced the winner on Morning Edition.
All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro spoke with Tank later that day.