Monthly Archives: June, 2016

Port Royal Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2016!

The Town of Port Royal, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” 2016! Mayor Samuel Murray presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with the proclamation at the town hall.

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Queen Quet of the @GullahGeechee Invites the African Family to the Gullah/Geechee Reunion

To insure that there is an international reconnection of the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora, Queen Quet has been invited to one of the largest radio stations that broadcast in Liberia and other countries of West Africa, “Radio LIB” to discuss the survival of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and its links to the Motherland and to invite the family to come back together at the location from which many departed to head back to West Africa. Tune in on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10 am EST to Radio LIB! Hunnuh gwine yeddi Queen Quet ob de @GullahGeechee!

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#BlackMusicMonth Bluffton’s Own Latrese Bush Lady of Love Songs

Latrese Bush

Gullah/Geechee Nation native, Latrese Bush of Bluffton, SC is truly the lady of love songs! Latrese is currently touring and wanted to give her fans a song for the summer which she released in the midst of Black Music Month. “Love I Can Sing About” is an outstanding addition to the line up of songs of love and upliftment that she released on her EP, “The Best.” Tuning in to her music truly keeps love in you heart and dancing in your feet.

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#BlackMusicMonth St. Helena’s Own Gullah/Geechee Artist GwenYvette

#BlackMusicMonth Soul Songstress GwenYvette, who will be the featured artist at this year’s “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™” came to the airwaves of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio to discuss her first single, “So in Love.”

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Learning and Celebrating the Sea @GullahGeechee

My spirit gets dehydrated at times no matter where I am and the ocean or at least a body of water seems to call me to it. When I get to the water, the dehydration is quenched. This week is a critical time for carefully going to the water since June 8th is World Oceans Day, this is Rip Current Awareness Week, and this is US Fishing Week.

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Remembering Harriet’s Triumphant Journey on Combahee @GullahGeechee

The Combahee strategy was formulated by Harriet Tubman as an outcome of her penetrations of the enemy lines and her belief that the Combahee River countryside was ripe for a successful invasion.

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Beaufort Humanities Festival Highlights @GullahGeechee Culture

Founder of the St. Helena Island based, Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will provide a special Gullah/Geechee history of St. Helena tour through the landmark St. Helena Branch Library during the Beaufort Humanities Festival. Tours will take place on Friday, June 10th between Noon and 2 pm and are FREE for all attendees.

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From Juneteenth to Jubilee: A Gullah/Geechee Journey with Queen Quet

Join the Walterboro, SC family in the annual celebration for the Colleton County Memorial Library Summer Reading Program! Author Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will take the community on a histo-musical journey entitled, From Juneteenth to Jubilee: A Gullah/Geechee Journey. Admission is FREE!

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6 pm

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Cum fa Juneteenth at de Jepson wid de @GullahGeechee Famlee!

June 11 from 1 pm to 4 pm during ‘Free Family Day’ at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts historic presentations will be done by historian Dr. Amir Jamal Toure, percussionist David Pleasant, and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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International African American Museum Supported by Blackbaud!

“We’re investing in International African American Museum (@IAAMuseum) because we believe all people deserve the opportunity to know their heritage.” Stated Mike Gianoni of Blackbaud as they donated $1 Million to the International African American Museum (IAAM) which is to be built at Gasden’s Wharf along the Charleston Harbor.

The site of the coming museum is also the location of the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™’s “Gullah/Geechee Reunion Day” each time that the festival takes place in Charleston, SC.

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