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LA Speaks: Tank Ball (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-02-16

Duration: 00:06:14

Subjects: Ball, Tarriona "Tank," 1988- | African Americans


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Ball, Tank Interviewee


This segment from the February 16, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s interview with Tank Ball of Tank and the Bangas at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans. She discusses: growing up in New Orleans; her inspiration; the influence of Black culture on Louisiana culture; her poetry; and what’s next for Tank and the Bangas. This segment is a part of the “Louisiana Speaks” series.