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Gullah/Geechee Soul of the South

In this histo-musical presentation, Queen Quet educates the world about a number of musical artists and songs that people have heard around the world and how these emerged from Gullah/Geechee soil and souls. Put on hunnuh dancin shoe and tune een fa yeddi disya fa tru!

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#StoptheDrill @GullahGeechee! De only Black Gold We need dah we!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) continued her journey throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast. This time instead of picking up proclamations, she was once again standing up for the Gullah/Geechee Nation! She was on the frontlines in Mt. Pleasant with numerous grassroots organizers and elected officials making it clear once again that our coast intends to #StoptheDrill and #ProtectOurCoast!

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Hampton County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2019

Hampton County Council in South Carolina was the first county of 2019 to proclaim “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.” Tune in to Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) coverage as they present the proclamation to Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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I Been een de Storm So Long

Florence kept spinning faster and widening to show a commanding presence.  Yet, for her, that wasn’t enough.   The next things we knew, she was bringing other storms along with her too!  I posted on Facebook” We hafa end this stormy family reunion fa tru!”  Then folks that had never been in the storm wondered “What will ya’ll do?”  In response, my soul sang as my ancestors did:

“I been een de storm so long!

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“Protect: Coastlines, Guns and Women in the Low Country” Focuses on the Gullah/Geechee

“Protect: Coastlines, Guns and Women in the Low Country” is a pilot episode of a series which highlights stories in local communities around issues of sustainability. These features are produced using film, photography and editorials to examine the challenges around meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the U.S. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, to protect the planet and to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.  The Gullah/Geechee Nation is engaged with other nations of the world in insuring that the SDGs are accomplished.

Two Lane Films decided to interview Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and several of the citizens of Savannah, GA and other areas of coastal Georgia regarding their views on a number of topics related to their land and culture. 

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Gullah/Geechee, Hoppin’ John, and Greens and What This Means

Hunnuh chillun ain pose ta gwine een ta de Nyew Year widout de Hoppin John and de greens!

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Living Through Matthew in the #GullahGeechee Nation

As the coverage of #HurricaneMatthew continued and we prayed unceasingly for the islands of our kins people-Haiti, the Bahamas, and Cuba, we also prayed for all in this pathway of what was going to take every thing from the pages and the Powerpoint presentations of scientific reports and predictions about sea level rise and storm surge and place it on the center stage of real life after having rehearsed as theories. I wondered if the people that I worked with in so many meetings to discuss resilience and adaptation would now be paying attention to the cultural heritage aspects of all of this. I also wondered if equity entered their minds. SMH I continued praying while staying.

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Gullah/Geechee Living History Series Focuses on Sea Island Land Ownership

Gullah/Geechee Living History Series Focuses on Sea Island Land Ownership

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) will host three events at the St. Helena Branch Library as part of the “Gullah/Geechee Living History Series.”

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Queen Quet Invites You to Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2014

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) invites everyone to participate in Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week which culminates in the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™!”  Tune in to Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio as she and Kwame Sha discuss the festival and the vision for founding it: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gullahgeechee/2014/07/29/sc-coast-celebrates-gullahgeechee-nation-appreciation Yeddi bout de events fa de …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2014 along the South Carolina Coast!

Cum fa jayn we fa “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2014!”  Download the poster for the activities here->GGN Appreciation Week 2014 Poster   Follow @GullahGeechee on Twitter and Instagram for daily updates on Gullah/Geechee sites and businesses to support.  #GullahGeechee fa crak hunnuh teet bour who webe! Disya da wha gwine on:   Monday Beaufort County …

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