Queen Quet and the Gullah/Geechee Nation on International TV!

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Producer Chen and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation stand at the shore of the Atlantic Ocean during the CNN International “Inside Africa” shoot.

CNN International’s “Inside Africa” spent a few days in the Gullah/Geechee Nation documenting the history, heritage, and culture and the connections to Africa.   Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Minister of Information Elder Carlie Towne, Minister of Protocol Elder Lesa Wineglass-Smalls, sweetgrass basket maker, Elder Vera Manigault, De Gullah Cunneckshun, and Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association members Ricky Wright, Captain Legree, and Ed Atkins all took part in presenting ourstory.

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Captain Joseph Legree who is a member of the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association chats with the CNN International crew during the shoot at the Gullah/Geechee Ga’dun.

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Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun provided music for the CNN International “Inside Africa” broadcast about the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

This feature aired beginning on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm EST and also aired on:

Saturday
6:30am ET
1:30pm ET
11:30pm ET
Sunday
10:30am ET
Monday
12:30am ET
and
Wednesday
3:30am ET
Tune to the broadcast here:

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/12/03/inside-africa-gullah-geechee-a.cnn

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/12/03/inside-africa-gullah-geechee-b.cnn

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/12/03/inside-africa-gullah-geechee-c.cnn

You can also view the site created by CNN International regarding the Gullah/Geechee Nation at:
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/world/africa/gullah-geechee-africa-slavery-america/index.html
One of the aspects of Gullah/Geechee culture captured within the broadcast was Gullah/Geechee traditional foodways including harvesting from the water and the preparation of oysters.   The culinary arts of Gullah/Geechees will not only be presented to the world through the CNN broadcast on those dates, it will also air on BronxNet’s “Bronx Flavor” with Baron Ambrosia.  Ambrosia also does a program on the Food Network.
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Check out the Gullah/Geechee Nation on Bronx Net:
http://youtu.be/SXLdSOfxrFg
Tenki tenki ta CNN International an Baron Ambrosia fa mek de worl kno bout we an wha gwine on een de lan a de Gullah/Geechee!

6 Comments

  1. so glad to see this. caught by chance. love this area. near hunting island.

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