Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Music

Travel Channel Road Trip to the Gullah/Geechee Nation

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Channel Channel hosted a “Southern Road Trip” with the Potash Twins. This journey brought them through the Gullah/Geechee Nation. During the journey, they got to connect with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) at the Gullah/Geechee owned “Hannibal’s” restaurant in Charleston, SC.

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Gullah/Geechee Songs and Spiritual Technology

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) interviewed by the Spiritual Technologies team.

The Spiritual Technologies Project team made a journey to historic St. Helena Island and to Macintosh County in the Gullah/Geechee Nation in order to document the continuing legacy of hymn lining which started in the praise houses and continues to be retained in the churches today.

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Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Celebrates 20 Years with #GullahGeechee2020!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) represents her people at the United Nations and has been an active part of commemorating the "International Decade for People of African Descent."  #GullahGeechee2020 will be a series of events that the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition hosts with a number of national and international partners as a part of the decade.

To celebrate 20 years at the premiere advocacy organization for Gullah/Geechee people worldwide, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition will host twenty different events as a part of #GullahGeechee2020. These events will also be part of their continued celebration and commemoration of the International Decade of People of African Descent.

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A Gullah/Geechee Charge to Keep

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“A charge to keep I have. A GOD to glorify!”

I have sung these words for the majority of my life, but I never realized how they would be spoken into existence. As I heard the words lined on St. Helena Island growing up and learned to respond along with the rest of the congregation, I never for once thought of the historical context of the entire ritual. Every praise house and church that I went to in the Gullah/Geechee Nation had this tradition, so I didn’t think it was unique. I found out as a traveled that it was not done in other places. I have come to see it slowly fading away.

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GOD Be: Hurricane Matthew, De Spirit, and De Gullah/Geechee

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I realized that you do not just want GOD to be with you because that is a given. You want GOD to be in you which is a choice! Tenk GAWD fa choosin life and light ya!

Win de Gullah/Geechee famlee bin jayn today fa shout and praise GAWD fa all wha wi bin tru, hunnuh coulda feel how GAWD bin dey tuh! Ebeebodee got a testimonee bout how GAWD bin bless up de Gullah/Geechee famlee pun de islandts een de sea. We also bin da pray for de famlee een oda res a place likka Haiti and NC.

Afta all a disya, I ain kno bout hunnuh, but mi sho kno mo bout who webe and mi hafa sey “Tenki Tenki GAWD fa anointin and bein fa we!” GAWD fa we mo din de world against we, but GAWD dun sho we da all we need is fa GOD BE!

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Down Caribbean Way in the Gullah/Geechee Nation-Fort Fremont Fundraiser

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In order to bring more awareness to the historic Fort Fremont, the Friends of Fort Fremont have held a number of lectures and events. On Friday, September 30, 2016, they will host an evening of entertainment to raise funds for the interpretive center for the site at the Celadon Club on Lady’s Island from 6-8:30 pm. They are inviting everyone out to enjoy the music mixed by DJ Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™) as they ask everyone to join them “Down Caribbean Way.”

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Gullah/Geechee Unity in the Community in SAV!

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Cum fa jayn we and bring de famlee fa “Gullah/Geechee Unity een de Communitee!”

Join us on the historic riverfront of Savannah, GA for a FREE weekend celebrating the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s history and heritage of this port city and the Coastal Empire!

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Charleston Continues de #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week Celebration

Queen Quet, Chieftess and Elder Carlie Towne, Minister of Information for the Gullah/Geechee Nation with Mayor Tecklenberg of Charleston, SC as he presents the "Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week Proclamation" during the "Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival."  www.gullahgeechee.info

The City of Charleston, SC is where “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” all began so it was extremely appropriate that this was the city that culminated the celebration. Mayor Tecklenberg and his wife Sandy were there for the libation ceremony and they participated in the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™.” De ancestas bin da shout fa disya week fa be a blessin! Tenki Tenki Chucktown fa de love and Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation!

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Gullah/Geechee Knows Emanuel Premieres at Moja Celebration

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The Gullah/Geechee Angel Network and Carlie Towne Productions in collaboration with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition will bring to the Moja Celebration stage the new dramatic presentation, “Gullah/Geechee Knows Emanuel: A Gullah/Geechee Story” on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Pointe Center at 4870 Piedmont Avenue in North Charleston, SC at 7 pm.

“Gullah/Geechee Knows Emanuel: A Gullah/Geechee Story” will take the audience on a journey through the Gullah/Geechee memories of the history of Emmanuel in Charleston, SC from the founding of Emanuel AME by Denmark Vesey and Gullah Jack to the tragic slaying of nine members of Emanuel AME in 2015.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ 2017

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Cum fa jayn we pun historic St. Helena Island, SC een de Gullah/Geechee Nation fa de 12th Annual “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™”

August 4-6, 2017

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