Watch Night: Gullah/Geechee Freedum Cum Premieres at Penn Center, Inc.
“Watch Night: Gullah/Geechee Freedum Cum!” will premiere at Penn Center’s Darrah Hall on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 4 pm on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. This new Gullah/Geechee histo-musical production features Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), “Dayclean de African Spirit” and members of “De Gullah Cunneckshun.”
“Watch Night: Gullah/Geechee Freedum Cum!” will take the attendees on a Gullah/Geechee historical journey set on St. Helena Island, SC. This dramatic production done in Gullah/Geechee by natives of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will reveal the history of the Watch Night tradition that began during the 1800s and which lives on throughout the Sea Islands. Hunnuh gwine yeddi why de Gullah/Geechee still da shout and ting fa tru!
Doors will open at 3:30 pm and the productions begins at 4 pm. Proceeds from the tickets will benefit the Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net). $10 advance tickets are on sale at the Welcome Center at Penn Center, Inc. and at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/watch-night-gullahgeechee-freedum-cum-tickets-14191504171?aff=efbevent. Admission will be $15 at the door. Gullah/Geechee cuisine will be on sale along with books, CDs, DVDs, and other Gullah/Geechee items. For more information, email GullGeeCo@aol.com or call (843) 838-1171.
Come and bring your entire family to this holiday celebration of Gullah/Geechee traditions and culture.
Win e dun dun, hunnuh gwine shout tuh da Gullah/Geechee Freedum Cum!
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