Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Language and Linguistics
Zooming in on Cultural Heritage Linguistically @GullahGeechee
Tune in for the 25th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 3 pm as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) talks with Dr. Jessica Berry about the Gullah/Geechee language and sustaining cultural heritage linguistically. They will discuss Dr. Berry’s Gullah/Geechee language journey, career, and book.
Gullah/Geechee Soul of the South
In this histo-musical presentation, Queen Quet educates the world about a number of musical artists and songs that people have heard around the world and how these emerged from Gullah/Geechee soil and souls. Put on hunnuh dancin shoe and tune een fa yeddi disya fa tru!
Celebrating Barbados & De Gullah/Geechee Nation
Many 2020 celebrations were disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Amongst these were numerous return home to Africa celebrations and the 350th of Charleston, SC. These were scheduled to overlap with the 300th celebration in Barbados and the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
As we have often had to do, the children of Mother Africa adapted quickly to the new circumstances that we were faced with. So, we took our celebrations to the global audiences that could not come to visit us. As a result, thousands of additional people have been able to partake of insights about the African Diaspora that they may not have been able to do so if traveling was required. Two such online engagements that linked people directly to celebrations that are held annually in the Gullah/Geechee Nation were the Carifest Virtual Summit and the Take a Stand fa Gullah/Geechee Land! #GullahGeechee2020 Telethon.
Fa de @GullahGeechee Chillun
Fa Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2020, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation became a cartoon! Yeddi disya and mo ting fa de chillun!
#GullahGeechee2020-Celebrate the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s 20th Anniversary
Tune in to “Yeddi We! #GullahGeechee2020 Virtually” a dialogue between
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), Elder Carlie Towne, Representative Glenda Simmons-Jenkins and Dr. Amir Jamal Toure who are all leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
July 2, 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the enstoolment of Queen Quet as the official Head pun de bodee of de Gullah/Geechee. Tune een fa #GullahGeechee2020 and yeddi bout de journey.
Zooming in on Sustainability: Sounds and Words of Power @GullahGeechee
Join in a powerfilled dialogue from the Gullah/Geechee Nation via as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) chats with Dr. Amir Jamal Toure of Dayclean Journeys (www.DaycleanSoul.com) on the 4th Episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability.” They will present, “Sounds and Words of Power @GullahGeechee.”
De #GullahGeechee2020 Edition of De Conch
Mek sho hunnuh jayn we fa #GullahGeechee2020! http://www.GullahGeecheeNation.com
#AuthenticallyGullahGeechee Organizations in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
Given that the native founded and operated organizations and institutions were established to insure that their culture is accurate represented and presented, they continue to carry out their missions in spite of the opposition and lack of support that they receive from the new organizations that came into being after them. These native Gullah/Geechee organizations and institutions are the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Gullah/Geechee Angel Network. Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Committee of Northeast Florida, and Geechee Kunda.
Queen’s Chronicle: Gullah/Geechee Linguistic Misrepresentation and Maintaining Indigenous Languages
“As Rita Mae Brown put it ‘Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.’ A Gullah/Geechee proverb says: ‘Ef hunnuh ain kno whey hunnuh dey frum, hunnuh ain gwine kno whey hunnuh gwine.’ ‘Absolutely nothing is so important for a nation’s culture as its language.’