Monthly Archives: August, 2015

St. Helena Island in the Gullah/Geechee Nation Celebrates September!

Save Gullah/Geechee Land Poster

While September indicates the end of summer to many, it is a time of continuing commemorations and celebrations in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. September is “Middle Passage Month” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation… there are a series of events that will take place on historic St. Helena Island, SC that will allow people to directly engage with the Gullah/Geechee community in celebrations of the continuation of their cultural traditions, organizations, and institutions.

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Hilton Head Island Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week for the 3rd Year!

Queen Quet on Talk of the Town

The Town of Hilton Head proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” for the third year in a row.

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Berkeley County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week

Queen Quet Receives Proclamation from Berkeley County

Berkeley County, South Carolina joined in the celebration of “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” and presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with a proclamation in honor the significance of the celebration.  Tune in to the Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) coverage of this historic presentation:

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Pender County & Oyotunji Proclaim Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation!

Oyotunji African Village Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Night

At the first “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Night at MJ’s Soul Food,” the space was not short of Gullah/Geechees that came out to take part in the night of celebration nor was Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation short of more messages to share. Pender County, NC mailed in its first proclamation for “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” which Queen Quet read as the event was preparing to get underway. Given the wording of this and several other proclamations, Queen Quet also elaborated on the details of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor national heritage area that runs through the Gullah/Geechee Nation so that all supporters will truly understand that coming to the Gullah/Geechee Nation encompasses that corridor which the US government declared in honor of the Gullah/Geechee living legacy as a mean to assist the Gullah/Geechees with self-empowerment in order to continue their culture and protect their land.

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Gullah/Geechee Po’ch Tak Bout Gullah/Geechee, De Sea & De Famlee

Gullah:Geechee Po'ch Tak September 12

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and the St. Helena Branch Library on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation continue the “Gullah/Geechee Living Series” with an afternoon Gullah/Geechee healing circle which will be all about engagement and education centered on Gullah/Geechee interactions along the coastal waterways and human health.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ 2016

Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival 2016 Poster

Get your tickets and special weekend discount packages here-> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gullahgeechee-nation-international-music-movement-festival-2016-a-celebration-of-self-determination-tickets-24979182407 This will be the 11th annual official international celebration of the Gullah/Geechee Nation which will culminate “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.”   The celebration includes: Friday-Charleston Tours and 6 pm VIP Welcoming Reception Party with a Purpose with Filmmaker Christopher Everett at the showing of “Wilmington on …

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Queen Quet Presents at FOLKFabulous!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gulllah/Geechee Nation

Come out to enjoy the folk music of South Carolina as the McKissick Museum host

“FolkFabulous”

on

Saturday, August 22nd from 11am – 5pm

at the Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina (Bull and Pendleton Streets).

It is FREE, open to the public, and a family-friendly event!

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Hilton Head Island’s “Talk of the Town” features Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet on WHHI's "Talk of the Town"

Tune in to WHHI’s “Talk of the Town” as they feature Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) discussing Gullah/Geechee culture and “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!”

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Colleton County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

Queen Quet Receives Colleton County Gullah/Geechee Nation Proclamation

Colleton County, SC proclaimed its first “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!”

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City of Charleston Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week for the 4th Year!

Queen Quet with Gullah/Geechee Nation Flag

The City of Charleston, SC was the first to ever proclaim “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.” The city has continued its support of the Gullah/Geechee Nation by proclaiming the week for the fourth time in a row!

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