South Carolina Celebrates #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018

The South Carolina coast has been celebrating “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” since it began in the City of Charleston in 2012.  As usual, every county that makes up the South Carolina Lowcountry excluding Horry County has participated in proclaiming the celebration.

The celebration was launched in Florida this year for the first time at the Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at American Beach.  It will culminate in Charleston with the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ once again.  This year the celebration is themed “Disya da Gullah/Geechee!”

Tune in to the proclamations from both the city and the county of Charleston, SC:

 

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) who is a native of St. Helena Island, SC and who was enstooled as the official Queen Mother and head pun de bodee fa de Gullah/Geechee received the proclamations from up and down the coast and Gullah/Geechee TV was there to capture every moment:

Beaufort County

Georgetown County

Dorchester County

Hampton County

 

Throughout #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week, people are encouraged to support Gullah/Geechee businesses online and in person.  There are also institutions that should be visited and events to attend.  People should partake of these activities at their own leisure:

Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2018

 

Support www.GullahGeechee.biz in order to gear up for the event and learn more about the historical legacy of the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee.

Always pun disya sho ob de Lowcountree, hunnuh gwine find we @GullahGeechee.  We binya and we ain da gwine nowhey!  Cum fa jayn we!

www.GullahGeecheeNation.com

2 Comments

  1. Tanja Owens

    I attended the Music & Movement festival in Charleston this past weekend. I want to express the deep gratitude and tell you about the deep spiritual effect that this event had on me. Many times during the event there where tears in my ears from the depth of the connection I felt during the performances. Thank you thank you for everything the gullah people did to bring awareness of the culture and heritage to the forefront. The performances were amazing and soul-stirring. But the STORIES and explanations of the HISTORY touched me beyond words. Also, blessings to Queen Quet, the brothers and sisters from Sierra Leone, the dancers, RBM and ALLLLLL the other great people who participated in this event. I want to know what ways I can support the #GullahGeecheeNation

    Many and much love & blessings!
    Tanja Owens

    • Tenki Tenki fa Hunnuh Support Tanja Owens!

      You actually are already supporting us since you came to our major fundraiser and awareness event last weekend. To support us on an on-going basis, please become a member of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net). You can pay dues online at http://www.GullahGeechee.biz where you can also continue to purchase Gullah/Geechee items and pass that link on to other that want to do so as well. Also, please donate to and encourage others to donate to the Gullah/Geechee Land Legacy Fund which is helping to keep our people on our land by winning court cases and changing laws in favor of our people: https://www.gofundme.com/gullahgeechee-land-legacy-fund

      We look forward to you being an active part of the work that is happening here. Tenki Tenki fa de blessin! GAWD bless hunnuh.

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