Archive for July, 2012

July 21, 2012

Gullah/Geechee Nation

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 u?

Disya mi yeddi, so de journee mi tek

Cuz disya culcha got plennee at stake.

Ancestral voices beat against my ear drum as rhythmically as the waves on the Sea Island shore and they beat out the energy within their walks as their souls journey the sands of the sea that we call, “the Middle Passage.”  On the shoreline, these voices seem to be joined by the echoes of the polyrhythms whose echoes have never stopped passing through the trees.  Sometimes, their sounds simply lower a bit and as we feel them and we…

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July 20, 2012

Gullah/Geechee Nation

Celebrate who WEBE!

Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week in Charleston, SC

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Begin the morning with praise and worship at Centenary United Methodist Church in Oakley, SC.

4:00 pm Make your way into the Charleston RiverDogs Stadium for “Gullah/Geechee Appreciation Night!”  Bring the entire family to see Queen Quet make the first pitch and then join in a night of Gullah/Geechee presentations, trivia, and history while the rooting on our #1 baseball team!  Tickets are discounted for Gullah/Geechee folks and our supporters!

7 pm Enjoy dinner at “Butcher & Bee” with native Gullah/Geechee Chef BJ Dennis

Monday, July 30, 2012

Spend the day touring historic downtown Charleston aboard “Sites and Insights Tours.”

Take time to stop by Chuma Gullah Gallery in the Charleston Market.

Stop by some of the Gullah/Geechee owned restaurants in Charleston County for lunch or dinner.  See the entire list at

http://gullahgeecheenation.com/2012/06/28/cum-nyam-wid-de-gullahgeechee-gullahgeechee-eateries-and-restaurants/

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July 18, 2012

Gullah/Geechee Nation

Gullah/Geechee Nation
Appreciation Night with the RiverDogs

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Jayn we at “De Joe”

The Gullah/Geechee Nation and the Charleston RiverDogs are inviting all Gullah/Geechee families and supporters of the Gullah/Geechee culture to come out and enjoy a night of baseball at the Joseph P. Riley Charleston RiverDogs Stadium/”The Joe” in historic downtown Charleston, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

Gates Open at 4pm

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will throw the first pitch!

Game Time is 5:05pm
FAMILY SUNDAY FEATURING:
FREE parking
Kids 12 & under eat FREE (hot dog, soda, chips)

Postgame autographs from the entire team and the Queen!

Gullah/Geechee crafts and items will be on sale.

Gullah/Geechee presentations will happen throughout the game.

Enjoy Gullah/Geechee trivia and history!  Hunnuh gwine hab famlee fun da lun bout who webe!

Go to:

http://cr1.glitnirticketing.com/crticket/web/logingroup1.php

and enter the Group Password: GULLAH

Click BUY and select the GREEN seats to…

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New Supper Society

July 18, 2012

Tickets are still available for a new dining experience sponsored by two Beaufort non-profit organizations that offers an unforgettable menu created by local chefs in an invitation-only historic setting. The Supper Society scheduled for Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. is being held by Historic Beaufort Foundation and Main Street Beaufort USA to support preservation and revitalization projects in the core commercial area of the National Historic Landmark District.

Chefs Stephanie Capers of Sweetgrass Restaurant on Dataw Island and Sherri Whitmire formerly of The Gullah House will prepare a four-course Lowcountry supper featuring fresh pork from Tuten Meats in Ridgeland, SC and emphasize local and sustainable produce. Music will be provided by the Sidestreet Walkers. Service will be provided by the Tri-Command First Class Petty Officers Association. The event is B.Y.O.B.

The distinctive location of the dinner is kept secret from those who make reservations until two days prior. Seating is extremely limited and reservations are required.

Reservations are $65 per person and can be purchased by calling the HBF office at 843.379.3331, the Main Street office 843-525-6644 or online at www.historicbeaufort.org/giftshop.

Both HBF and Main Street are accredited by The National Trust for Historic Preservation and have partnered on other projects and events. This new series will help fund future joint projects, including a proposed grant program to restore historic façades  in Beaufort’s commercial district. The Foundation and Main Street welcome ideas for special locations to host the event. If you are interested in providing a location for one of these events, please contact either organization.

Details?  Maxine Lutz, 843-379-3331

July 18, 2012

Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation has dedicated her life to educating the world on the history, heritage, and culture of Gullah/Geechees.  In so doing, she has set out on a journey to numerous areas of the United States and around the world to reconnect the Gullah/Geechee Diapsora.   The Wisdom Circle Council of Elders and Assembly of Representatives for the Gullah/Geechee Nation began taking this journey to insure this mission along side of the Queen and have conducted a number of sacred events to prepare the way for the family to return to the Gullah/Geechee Nation.   This culminated in Gullah/Geechees that still reside within the Gullah/Geechee Nation to reunite with those that migrated to Texas, Mexico, and the Bahamas and are now referred to as “Seminoles,” “Black Seminoles,” “Afro-Seminoles,” and “Muscogo.”

When the entire Gullah/Geechee Disapora returned to Florida, Gullah/Geechee TV was there to capture this…

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