Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Music

Join the @GullahGeechee Famlee in Celebration of James Jamerson Day

If you love the he Motown Sound, you should definitely be celebrating James Jamerson Day. Legendary Motown Funk Brother James Jamerson is a native of Edisto Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. As a result, he is in the Gullah/Geechee Nation Hall of Fame. In order to continue honoring his legacy, the James Jamerson Bass Symposium will take place in Charleston, SC on Friday, September 20, 2019.

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#StoptheDrill @GullahGeechee! De only Black Gold We need dah we!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) continued her journey throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast. This time instead of picking up proclamations, she was once again standing up for the Gullah/Geechee Nation! She was on the frontlines in Mt. Pleasant with numerous grassroots organizers and elected officials making it clear once again that our coast intends to #StoptheDrill and #ProtectOurCoast!

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Queen’s Chronicle: Welcomin’ Home de Gullah/Geechee Famlee ta Barbados wid de Drums and Dance

Never once in South Carolina’s educational institutions were we told of the revolutionary spirits of the island of Barbados. We were never told of the uprising of 1675. Knowing this now makes me wonder if our family members rose up to fight for us that were taken from the island and placed on the Sea Islands and forced to build Charlestown which is now “Charleston, SC” where our ancestors blood, sweat, and tears flows beneath the cobblestones, asphalt, and concrete. I wondered what type of mindset would have been instilled in our family throughout the African Diaspora and the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora if we had known that there was no sweetness that they had found amidst all the sugar cane.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Queen Quet and de Bajan Chillun

“Being a Queen a lot of times people only look at the clothing and they look at the pretty pictures…, but its work and responsibility… There is a lot of falsehood now..So, yes you can call yourself a Queen, but know that if you call yourself something and GOD gives it to you, you have responsibilities back to GOD.”

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Drum fa We: Black Music Month and de Gullah/Geechee

Disya bin a bless up month fa we! We bin da drum and dance fa webe free!

Ain cyare whey hunnuh bin da gwine ef hunnuh dey whey webe, hunnuh yeddi dem da drum fa we!

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Freedom Celebrations een de #GullahGeechee Nation

Wheyeba freedum be, hunnuh gwine find de Gullah/Geechee! Cum celebrate wid we!

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Queen’s Chronicles: Tek Me ta de Wata

hunnuh chillun, tek a song een hunnuh haat and cum ta de Gullah/Geechee Nation shoreline wid me.

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Gullah/Geechee Rising SEA Campaign Launched for World Water Day

The leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will release their ocean action plan on World Water Day 2019.

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Celebrating Gullah/Geechee een SC!

Spring begins and planting season takes place in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, opportunities to engage with Gullah/Geechee culture blooms. A series of events and celebrations highlighting the living legacy of the Gullah/Geechee will be taking place throughout SC.

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month 2018

The citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation call for the entire world to celebrate #GullahGeechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month with us on each day of October annually by learning more about the living history of our community and by supporting the business owners, artists, and events of native Gullah/Geechees. 

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