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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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A Gullah/Geechee Charge to Keep

“A charge to keep I have. A GOD to glorify!”

I have sung these words for the majority of my life, but I never realized how they would be spoken into existence. As I heard the words lined on St. Helena Island growing up and learned to respond along with the rest of the congregation, I never for once thought of the historical context of the entire ritual. Every praise house and church that I went to in the Gullah/Geechee Nation had this tradition, so I didn’t think it was unique. I found out as a traveled that it was not done in other places. I have come to see it slowly fading away.

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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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Queen Quet Presents “A Gullah/Geechee Journey Through Black Music”

Tune in to 133rd Episode of “Gullah/Geechee TV Nayshun Nyews with Queen Quet” as Queen Quet presents “A Gullah/Geechee Journey Through Black Music.” Disya da TV fa we! Tune een ta GGTV!

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