“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.
CNN International’s “Inside Africa” spent a few days in the Gullah/Geechee Nation documenting the history, heritage, and culture and the connections to Africa. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Minister of Information Elder Carlie Towne, Minister of Protocol Elder Lesa Wineglass-Smalls, sweetgrass basket maker, Elder Vera Manigault, De Gullah Cunneckshun, and Gullah/Geechee Fishing …