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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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Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival 2014!

Gullah/Geechee Heritage and Cultural Continuation at Gullah/Geechee Seafood Celebration! As the Gullah/Geechee Nation concludes the commemoration of “Middle Passage Month,” the leaders now prepare for a month of celebration.  October marks the second “Gullah/Geechee Heritage Awareness Month.”  As the Gullah/Geechee proverbs states, “De Wata Bring We,” so what greater way to celebrate the living traditions of …

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2nd Annual Coastal Cultures Conference-Gullah/Geechee: Healin de Land an de Famlee

Jayn we fa de 2nd Annual Coastal Cultures Conference Gullah/Geechee: Healin de Land an de Famlee Hunting Island Nature Center Hunting Island, SC Gullah/Geechee Nation March 14 & 15, 2014 The Coastal Cultures Conference is an interactive engagement conference on the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  The presentations for the conference are done by …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week: Founders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Fest

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions™(AMP™) (www.ampturnitup.com) sent out a drum call to bring in people from throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.gullahgeecheenation.com), around the United States, and from across the world to celebrate “Emancipation een de Gullah/Geechee Nation.”  This was the theme of the “Gullah/Geechee Nation …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week: De Link Wid We Land

As Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week continues in Beaufort County, SC, there are several things to do and appreciate outdoors along the Sea Island coastline.  Gullah/Geechee culture is inextricably tied to the land and waterways.  Thus, one cannot truly appreciate the culture without connecting to the environment.  Here are some things to do outdoors as folks …

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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

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Cultural Celebrations Promoting Food Security and Food Safety

October is a month filled with celebrations in the Gullah/Geechee Nation beginning with Moja in downtown Charleston.  This year, the Gullah/Geechee Nation is engaging in the celebrations with an educational benefit to all the people surrounding food security and food safety in their area.   It all begins Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 5 pm …

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Gullah/Geechee SEA & ME: Truly a Cultural Journey

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) “De wata bring we an de wata gwine tek we bak.” De wata may tro bak de chillun ef e ain kno how fa ack! De chillun na de lun de lil one wha fa do So, ef hunnuh wan um fa kno, den why don’t …

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