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The Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ is the national festival of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Each year it goes to a different area within the Gullah/Geechee Nation or an area of the African Diaspora with direct connections to the Gullah/Geechee Nation. It is hosted by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation along with the Wisdom Circle Council of Elders and Assembly of Representatives for the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
The 2010 Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ is themed the “Gullah/Geechee Seminole Maroon Reunion.” This will be the first time in history that such a historic reconnection gathering will be held in Florida.
The event is being sponsored by the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™), the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Broward County Library”s African American Research and Cultural Center, Devloe Park, the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network, and the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Committee of North East Florida.
The schedule is as follows:
Thursday-Seminole Journey Bus Tour from SC to Fort Mosé & Ft. Lauderdale
Stops will be made for passengers in Brunswick, GA and Yulee, FL
(Call or e-mail to book a space.)
Friday-Seminole Maroon Tour
Saturday-Gullah/Geechee Seminole Maroon Reunion Day African American Research Library and Cultural Center & Devloe Park 2650 Sistrunk Blvd Ft. Lauderdale Noon-7 pm including:
Gullah/Geechee Seminole Maroon Lecture
Gullah/Geechee and Seminole Musical and Dramatic Presentations
Traditional Craft Artists and Vendors
“Gwine Be Free!-The Journey from Gullah/Geechee to Seminole” Exhibition
Sunday-Gullah/Geechee Seminole Maroon Reunion in the Bahamas 8 am to 10:30 pm
Historic Seminole Maroon Tour will take place in the Bahamas. (Call or e-mail to book a space.)
For details on booking transportation on any of the bus tours or cruise or for tickets, advertising, sponsorship, group, and vendor packages, please e-mail AMPTurnItUp@aol.com or GullGeeCo@aol.com or call (843) 838-1171
See also: Website
Start Time: Friday, August 20, 2010 at 12:00pm
End Time: Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 10:30pm
Location: African American Research Library & Cultural Center & Devloe Park
Street: 2650 Sistrunk Blvd.