“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!