Guss Bennett

After winning NPR's Tiny Desk Contest earlier this year, Tank and the Bangas went viral. The overnight success was well-deserved for the group that's been performing together since 2011. In a unanimous vote, their entry video was chosen out of over 6,000 other submissions. The 7-piece band from New Orleans, blends soul, R&B, and hip-hop with the spoken word artistry of frontwoman Tarriona "Tank" Ball. They stopped by our studio in the middle of their massive summer tour, to share a few of their musical inspirations and perform live.

Bonus Video: Tank and the Bangas perform "Human" in Studio 360

Video by Kim Nowacki

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