Bringing Gullah/Geechee to NYC: Award Winning Artists Queen Quet & Brian Strong Wind Williams

Queen Quet & Strong WindTwo award winning artists with Carolina roots will come together on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Brooklyn for
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation returns to New York City by popular demand as she makes this her second stop in the northeast on the “Gullah/ Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour.”   Queen Quet, the head of state for America’s only indigenous cultural group descended directly from Africans enslaved on the Sea Islands of the eastern United States, will be the vessel for the voices of her ancestors that were brought to North America’s shores. Her visit will offer insight into the unique cultural contributions Gullah/Geechee people have made to American society.
Queen Quet’s histo-musical presentation will bring to life the images captured by photographer Brian “Strong Wind” Williams, during this afternoon in celebration of the survival of Gullah/Geechee traditions in North America.

Adriala Gallery, 57 Putnam Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, is “a sacred space for the creation and appreciation of art. It opens to the public as a space for: artistic encouragement, learning and teaching, healing and praying, displaying and representing the beautiful feminine nature of fine art for the spirit.”

The event will open at 3 pm with a one hour VIP reception featuring Queen Quet’s Gullah/Geechee histo-musical presentation.

Advance tickets are required for the VIP reception and presentation and can be purchased online at

Original collectors’ edition Photohealing photographs will available for purchase.

Also, Queen Quet will sign books, CDs, and DVDs.

General admission by donation begins at 4:30 p.m. to meet and greet Queen Quet and Brian Strong Wind Williams and will end at 7 p.m. Items will remain available for purchase. There will also be a silent auction of authentic Gullah/Geechee items. Proceeds will benefit the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund.”

Queen Quet begins the northeastern leg of the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Tour” at The Charleston Shops on the Jersey Shore in Spring Lake at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25 before arriving in Brooklyn.

For information about “De Wata Bring We: An Afternoon of Gullah/Geechee at Adriala Gallery,” email or call 646-208-8214.

De Wata Bring We at Adriala Gallery

Tune in to the Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio coverage with Queen Quet & Brian Strong Wind Williams:

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