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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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Queen Quet & De Gullah/Geechee Nation Standing Strong fa We Ancestas

Queen Quet has been the elected head-of-state and Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) for 17 years as of July 2, 2017.  She has been standing up for the rights of Gullah/Geechee people for over three decades.  Whenever asked about this, she will let you know that she stands due to her faith and the strength of her ancestors.  Thus, she has effectively led a number of endeavors that have led to global recognition of Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage.   The annual event that she co-founded to celebrate this rich heritage while also supporting the businesses and institutions of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™” which will be held on her home island-historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation August 4-6, 2017.

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Hilton Head Island Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017!

The Town of Hilton Head Island, SC continues its participation in “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” this year.  Mayor Bennett presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with a proclamation to this effect during the June town council meeting which was also broadcasted live.

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Jasper County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation!

Jasper County Council in South Carolina presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with a proclamation in honor of “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2017.”

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Charleston Continues de #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week Celebration

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 Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ 2017

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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Cum Jayn We fa #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™) (www.AMPTurnItUp.com) are Co-Founders of the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™.” They took the time to get to the airwaves of “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” to discuss the coming festival and “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” and how the theme “A Celebration of Self-Determination” will be brought to life.

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#GullahGeechee Songstress GwenYvette is SC Female Artists of the Year!

Congratulations goes out to St. Helena Island’s Gullah/Geechee songstress, GwenYvette. She has just received the SC Female Artist of the Year Award!

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Bring de Chillun ta de #GullahGeechee Nation International Music & Movement Fess!

De Lighthouse Theater Puppets wan mek sho hunnuh dun git de famlee readee fa jayn de @GullahGeechee fa de #GullahGeechee Nation International Music & Movement Fess! The 11th Annual Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ is an event for the entire family! Bring water, chairs, drums, tambourines, and an open spirit!

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Burning the Story of Gullah/Geechee Townships and Beaches Into the Minds of the People

Wilmington on Fire at Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival

Wherein Mosquito Beach still stands and is continuing to be restored after withstanding many storms, Seabreeze has succumb to being removed from the hands of Black people and has been taken over by those in political and economic power in North Carolina. It stands as a painful story of defeat that seems to harken back to the 1898 Wilmington Massacre that was put in place to destroy the independence of the Blacks and Gullah/Geechees of Wilmington in the Cape Fear Region of NC. The orchestrated acts of disenfranchisement that were inflicted upon the people of African descent of Wilmington truly placed “fear” in the hearts and burned it into the minds of many that are from North Carolina. As a result, some fled physically and others fled emotionally away from standing up to hold onto their own property and their own community. The brutal reality of what took place to cause the psychological harm to a community that once thrived is told through the documentary, “Wilmington on Fire.”

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