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 (, “Dayclean de African Spirit” and members of “De Gullah Cunneckshun.”

Watch Night Freedum Cum Flyer

“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 (  $10 advance tickets are on sale at the Welcome Center at Penn Center, Inc. and at  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 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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    Come out and support the new Gullah/Geechee histo-musical presentation, “Watch Night: Gullah/Geechee Freedum Cum!” at Penn Center’s Darrah Hall on December 20, 2014 at 4 pm!

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