Tag Archives: Black Music Month

Black Music Month and Gullah/Geechee Sounds

June is “Black Music Month” which gives Gullah/Geechees a specific time to celebrate what they already love to make-music. The Spirituals are the official music of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the state of South Carolina due to the fact that they were created by native Gullah/Geechees on plantations of the Sea Islands. Not only have these Spiritual sounds been exported from the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast and disbursed around the world, numerous genres of music owe their beginnings to being birthed out of those that grew up in the church and sang the Spirituals.

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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 Nation’s Black Music Month on Historic St. Helena Island Launches with the Sea Island Sounds Celebration

June is “Black Music Month.” This annual celebration in the Gullah/Geechee Nation will begin at the St. Helena Island Community Market with the “Sea Island Sounds Celebration” on Saturday, June 3, 2017 featuring songstresses, Mahoganee and GwenYvette. Both of these dynamic singers will be releasing new songs and the audience at the celebration will be the first to hear them at the Dr. Martin Luther King Park on historic St. Helena Island on that day. The event begins at 10 am and ends at 3 pm.

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#BlackMusicMonth Bluffton’s Own Latrese Bush Lady of Love Songs

Latrese Bush

Gullah/Geechee Nation native, Latrese Bush of Bluffton, SC is truly the lady of love songs! Latrese is currently touring and wanted to give her fans a song for the summer which she released in the midst of Black Music Month. “Love I Can Sing About” is an outstanding addition to the line up of songs of love and upliftment that she released on her EP, “The Best.” Tuning in to her music truly keeps love in you heart and dancing in your feet.

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#BlackMusicMonth St. Helena’s Own Gullah/Geechee Artist GwenYvette

#BlackMusicMonth Soul Songstress GwenYvette, who will be the featured artist at this year’s “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™” came to the airwaves of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio to discuss her first single, “So in Love.”

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9 Days of Mourning in the Gullah/Geechee Nation: The Songs Return

Emanuel 9, trust me, we sing these songs and we know your souls are clapping and shouting with us because these songs have brought us a mighty long way. So, for you, I sing another song today after nine days of mourning.

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Umar Bin Hassan of “The Last Poets” Closes Black Music Month on Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio

Umar Bin Hassan of the legendary “Last Poets” was the featured guest for the final broadcast of “Black Music Month 2014” on “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio.”  He got to discuss his coming return to the Gullah/Geechee Nation with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) as well as his family connections to the nation.   …

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Lift Every Gullah/Geechee Voice and Sing! Ourstory and the Black National Anthem

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) As many stand proudly and sing the “Black National Anthem” (formerly “The Negro National Anthem”) from hymn books and printed papers at events across America, there are few that can tell you the name of who penned this song.   There are less than that who …

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Gullah/Geechee TV Takes us to the “Soul Food Festival!”

Tune een an jayn we fa a “Black Music Month” paatee!  Gwine ta de “Soul Food Festival” wid GGTV!

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