The 13th Annual “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™” will sound the drums in Charleston from August 3-5, 2018. This year, the three day authentic celebration of the history, legacy, culture, and music of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is themed “Disya da Gullah/Geechee.” The events will take place at the Charleston Music Hall on Saturday, August 4th at 12 pm and the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Event passes are available at www.GullahGeechee.info.
This year the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ will feature artist, Quadré Stuckey and also the link between the Sea Islands and Barbados. They are partnering with “Visit Barbados” to host this official international celebration of the Gullah/Geechee Nation in South Carolina this year and next year in Barbados where this historic reconnection will continue. Winston Farrell will be flying in to Charleston represent his country through history, spoken word, and song.
Wona Womalan African drummers and dancers will lead the drum call and Khetnu Nefer will lead a traditional dance class. The cast of “Gullah/Geechee Knows Emanuel” and Ernest Parks will provide dramatic presentations. There will also be a showing of the new documentary by Two Lane Films, “Protect.”
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation who is a co-founder of the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™” along with Kwame Sha of “All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™) will be hosting the event. She will also do a Gullah/Geechee history-musical presentation. The entire event will be a choreopoem taking the audience on a journey through the Gullah/Geechee legacy.
All advance passes include Gullah/Geechee cuisine created by Chef Benjamin Dennis and Frydaddy of “Chucktown Mobile.” So, advance passes are recommended. Gwine ta www.GullahGeechee.info ef hunnuh wan go.
The entire weekend will close with a massive drumming circle at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry in downtown Charleston. The will be to honor the Gullah/Geechee ancestors that fought to hold on to their cultural traditions. Disya da Gullah/Geechee! Bring hunnuh famlee!