Tag Archives: cultural heritage

De Gullah/Geechee Foundation of America

Many people only look to the Gullah/Geechee Nation to hear storytelling and music or to seek out a great plate of food.  However, when they arrive on the soil of the Sea Islands and Lowcountry between Jacksonville, NC and Jacksonville, FL they are now walking on the foundations of America that is held together by the blood, sweat, and tears of the Africans from Angola, Ivory Coast, Burkina-Faso, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Togo, Benin, Gabon, Congo, and Zaire as well as some from Madagascar and Mozambique. 

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month 2017

In 2013, the Governors of the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia declared “Gullah/Geechee Awareness Month” and “Gullah/Geechee Heritage Month,” respectively.  Since that time, the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation have continued the celebration of “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month.”

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Jayn we fa Shout at de Brick Baptist Church!

Brick Baptist Church and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition invite you to join us for a community sing and film screening on Wednesday, August 16 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Brick Baptist Church Annex on St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. We will share a series of short films about the tradition of lining hymns and their importance today.

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Beaufort Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week

The City of Beaufort and Beaufort County, SC proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017!”  Proclamations were issued during the town and county council meetings.

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Liberty County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week

Liberty County Commissioners presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with a proclamation for “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017.”

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Georgetown County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week

Georgetown County, SC proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017!”  The county council presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with the proclamation during their county council meeting.  

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Gearing Up fa de #GullahGeechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival 2017

“Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™” Founders, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™) returned to the airwaves of “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” to discuss the highlights of the coming festival and this year’s “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.”

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Fernandina Beach & Nassau County Proclaim Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017

The Florida region of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is geared up to celebrate “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” once again!  Both the Town of Fernandina Beach and Nassau County, Florida have proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017!”

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week to be Celebrated Throughout the Coast

“Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” began in 2012 in the City of Charleston, SC.  Since then, the celebration has grown to encompass the counties and townships of the Gullah/Geechee Nation in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida.  This year, the theme of the celebration is “Fa We Ancestas.”  The Gullah/Geechee Nation is proud that this week is part of the global activities for the “United Nations International Decade of People of African Descent.” 

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Celebrate the Gullah/Geechee Living Legacy on Historic St. Helena Island, SC at the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival

“Fa We Ancestas” is the theme of the 2017 “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™.”  This festival began on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation in 2005 and has since traveled to numerous cities of the Gullah/Geechee Nation as well as to the Bahamas.   This year’s return to St. Helena Island will be a celebration of the rich living culture of the island and Beaufort County.

The three day celebration August 4-6, 2017 will educate the supporters through a series of cultural heritage activities.

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