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De Drum Soundin fa #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week!
As Black Music Month came to an end, the sounds of the drum could still be heard throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL. The drums are sounding in celebration as county and town councils from North Carolina to Florida are proclaiming “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” from July 30-August 7, 2016. The theme for the celebration is “A Celebration of Self-Determination.”
Learning and Celebrating the Sea @GullahGeechee
My spirit gets dehydrated at times no matter where I am and the ocean or at least a body of water seems to call me to it. When I get to the water, the dehydration is quenched. This week is a critical time for carefully going to the water since June 8th is World Oceans Day, this is Rip Current Awareness Week, and this is US Fishing Week.
Beaufort Humanities Festival Highlights @GullahGeechee Culture
Founder of the St. Helena Island based, Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will provide a special Gullah/Geechee history of St. Helena tour through the landmark St. Helena Branch Library during the Beaufort Humanities Festival. Tours will take place on Friday, June 10th between Noon and 2 pm and are FREE for all attendees.
Coastal Cultures Conference 2016: Gwine ta de Wata: Gullah/Geechee & Sea Island Sustainability
Cum fa yeddi frum we bout Gwine ta de Wata: Gullah/Geechee & Sea Island Sustainability at de 4th Coastal Cultures Conference at de St. Helena Library!
Gullah/Geechee Foodways and Heritage Days
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Afroculinary Specialist, Michael W. Twitty (www.afroculinary.com) had a dialogue about the revolutionary nature of maintaining a cultural culinary legacy and how this relates to the roots of Gullah/Geechee culture.
Queen Quet Crakin e Teet een Gullah/Geechee fa Seminole Days 2015!
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will be a special guest speaker for the annual Seminole Days Celebration in Bracketville, TX. Queen Quet will provide a keynote address concerning the history of the Gullah/Geechee language and how it is spoken in the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora which includes the Seminole, Black Seminole, Afro-Seminole, and Muscogo …
Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week: Gwine Chuch!
by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Tenk Gawd fa de chuch! God is the foundation and center of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Although Gullah/Geechees have a myriad of spiritual practices, it is difficult to find a Gullah/Geechee whose spiritual roots do not come out of the bush arbors and praise houses. The congregations …
Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association Celebrates Its Third Anniversary!
The Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association (www.gullahgeecheefishingassociation.com) was founded on March 25, 2010 in Beaufort, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Since that time, the organization has grown to have members representing the entire Gullah/Geechee Nation. In their first year, they founded the “Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival” as an annual membership drive and fundraising event. This event has brought …
Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival 2013-Emancipation een de Gullah/Geechee Nation
Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival 2013-Emancipation een de Gullah/Geechee Nation http://www.gullahgeechee.info
Disaster Preparedness and Food Security in the Face of Climate Change
by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) I recently had the honor of being invited to deliver a keynote address at Chicago State University. I was part of a group of passionate people from the Fuller Park Community Development Corporation. Brother Michael Howard, the CEO and Founder of Fuller Park Community Development …