Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival 2013-Emancipation een de Gullah/Geechee Nation

Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ 2013

Emancipation een de Gullah/Geechee Nation

Beaufort County, SC

August 2-4, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Check in at the Hunting Island Nature Center for Noon Ancestral Tribute and Gullah/Geechee Arrival Luncheon

1-3:30 pm De Gullah Root Experience Tour of St. Helena and Hunting Islands (Advance ticket required.)

3:30-5 pm     Hunting Island Nature Center & Beach

Saturday, August 3, 2013

9-11 am Oyotunji African Village (Highway 17) Welcome and Tour (on your own)

St. Helena Branch Library 6355 Jonathan Francis Road St. Helena Island, SC 29920
     12-12:45 pm  Opening Ceremony with Ujimaa Drummers & Dancers and Gullah/Geechee Nation Leaders
     12:45-1 pm Lighthouse Theater
     1-1:30 pm Gullah/Geechee Stories by Natasha Robinson and Sharon Simmons of St. Helena Island, SC
     1:30-2 pm James Brown & Ernest Parks-De Old Men pun de Porch
     2:00-2:30 pm Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun
     2:30-3 pm Peck Ensemble
     3-3:30 pm James Jamerson Tribute featuring Anthony McKnight
     3:30-4 pm Soulpower
     4-5 pm De Livin Marketplace & De Drum Circle
                     featuring Sankofa Traveling Museum
                                A Soulful Touch Wellness
                                Gullah/Geechee Soul Chocolates
7:30 pm Gullah/Geechee Ga’dun Gala (Ticket required.)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

10 am Spiritual Worship Services at Bethesda Christian Center on historic St. Helena Island

1 pm Depart on Gullah/Geechee bus tour to Savannah, GA   (Ticket required.)

Get a Gullah/Geechee VIP Pass for the entire event!  Gwine ta disya->

Purchase your tickets online in advance or donate to the fundraising effort->

For group discounts and more details: or

or call (843) 838-1171

Cum jayn we fa shout bout de emancipation een de Gullah/Geechee Nation!


  1. Queen Iawia Amen

    Are all welcomed and is there a dress code such as all white for events or costumes of any sort?

    • Peace!

      This is a PUBLIC festival. So, the events at the library and tours are open to all as is the worship service.

      Costumes are only required by those that are acting in some way. We do not expect people to come to the event in any costumes nor to wear white. White is worn for sacred events for specific reasons and those engaged would be notified that they needed to wear white.

  2. are food vendors invited to the festival?

    • Peace!

      We do not take food vendors at this festival. However, they are allowed at numerous other festivals in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

  3. sunny

    i will be travelling from philly… what lodging accomodations would you suggest? desires guesthouse/bed & breakfast type vs. chain establishment.

    • Peace!

      The hotel for the event is the Quality Inn on St. Helena Island and the discount code is “GGN” if you want to stay where others are staying on the island. There are no B&Bs on the island. The guesthouse would be located at historic Penn Center, Inc. You can call the conference center there at (843) 838-2432 and let them know that we sent you. You can stay there and walk across and down the road to the activities for Saturday. Make sure to get your tickets online. You can also use “GGN” as the discount code at our event ticket link that you see on the page.

      Tenki tenki fa cumin! Have a safe trip!


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