Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun Gwine ta Wofford een Spartanburg, SC!
Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC welcomes Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun to their campus to celebrate Black History Month as part of the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour.” They will have two presentations that are open to the public. Cum fa bring de famlee and yeddi who de Gullah/Geechee be!
Wednesday, Feb. 18
Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun present “Disya Wha We Shoutin Fa! Celebrating the Gullah/Geechee Story”
7-8:30 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and De Gullah Cunneckshun will provide a histo-musical presentation. Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, the elected leader of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, is a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, mathematician, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, environmentalist, film consultant and “The Art-ivist.” She is the founder of the premiere advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition. Queen Quet has not only provided “histo-musical presentations” throughout the world, but was also the first Gullah/Geechee person to speak on behalf of her people before the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Thursday, Feb. 19
Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun present “WEBE Gullah/Geechee: A Dialogue to Uplift the Community”
11 a.m.-noon, Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and members of De Gullah Cunneckshun histo-musical presentation troupe will have an interactive community dialogue with students regarding the history, heritage, and culture of the Gullah/Geechee. This Gullah/Geechee community circle will engage the audience in traditions to uplift the community.
Queen Quet will sign her new book, “WEBE Gullah/Geechee: Cultural Capital & Collaboration Anthology” and CDs and DVDs at the end of each presentation. Cum fa see and support Gullah/Geechee land & legacy!
Fa mo bout disya, email GullGeeCo@aol.com.
Sponsored by the African American Studies Program of Wofford College.
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