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Gullah Festival 2019

The Original Gullah Festival 2019

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 24, 2019 (Free Admission)

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

 

Children and Family Day

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Featured performances by local school bands, dance and drama groups

and other acts.

 

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM        Opening/Drum Call     

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM        St. Helena Elementary School “Wax Museum”- St Helena, SC

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM         Battery Creek High School Band- Beaufort, SC

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM        St. Helena Elementary School- Praise Dance- St. Helena, SC

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM        St. Helena Elementary Gospel Choir

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM         Lady’s Island Middle School Band- Beaufort, SC

12:45 PM –   1:15 PM         Jamari’s Drums- Beaufort, SC

1:15 PM –      5:00 PM        “Break” – (Shop Food and Craft Vendors-Visit the Gullah Village)

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Gullah Festival Youth Pageant

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM            All-White Party(White Attire Suggested) featuring “All That DJ Delva”            

                                                   with Hors D’oeuvres – Caterer: Mae Frances Pinckney Catering

   ($30 entry fee)

 

Other Attractions:

Grace AME Church- 502 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC

Tabernacle Baptist Church – 907 Craven St., Beaufort, SC

 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM     Lest We Forget (Lecture Series) (Free Admission)

                                                   

                                            10:00am – 10:55am     Gullah Praise Houses and Information (Rev. Bryant)

                                             11:00am – 11:55am     Young Women Surviving in Today’s World  (Panel)

                                             12:00N –  12:55pm        History of Mitchellville  (Mrs. Joyce Wright)

                                             1:00pm –1:55pm          The Jim Crow Era  (Mrs. Andrea Allen)

                                             2:00pm – 3:00pm          Tour of The Tabernacle Baptist Church and Campus

                                              (Donations Accepted)

 

Gullah Tours (see front gate for information)

 

The Gullah Village

 

(Times and Entertainers are subject to change)

Saturday May 25, 2019 ($25 Entry Fee)

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM       Drum Call – Wona Womalan African Drummers-Charleston, SC

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM       Aunt Pearlie Sue (Anita Singleton Prather) and Gullah Kinfolk

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM       Louise Cohen – Gullah Storyteller – Hilton Head, SC

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM       Voices of a Gullah People Singers- St. Helena, SC

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM       Natasha Robinson- Gullah Storyteller- St. Helena, SC

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM           *Official Welcoming Ceremony*

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM            Wona Womalan African Drum and Dance Co – Charleston, SC

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters – Darien, GA

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM            Ron Daise – Gullah Singer/Storyteller – Pawley’s Island, SC

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Dr. Marlena Smalls and the Hallelujah Singers – Beaufort, SC

3:30 PM – 3:50 PM           Lynn Bryant and the Family Slide Dancers- Beaufort, SC

3:50 PM – 4:10 PM Single Leg Amputee Sports Association (SLASA)

Freetown, Sierra Leone

4:10 PM – 4:40 PM Patrick Duncan – Poet – Lithonia, GA

4:40 PM – 5:25 PM Kenya Safari Acrobats, Inc – Kenya, East Africa/NC

5:25 PM – 5:55 PM            Spiritual Gangsters (Gullah Rappers) – Hilton Head, SC

6:00 PM – 7:00PM            Soweto Street Beat – Soweto South Africa/Atlanta, GA

 

Saturday Night Concert ($25 Entry Fee)

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CeCe Peniston- Recording Artist

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM          Liquid Pleasure Super Show Band

 

Other Attractions:

Grace AME Church- 502 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC

Tabernacle Baptist Church – 907 Craven St., Beaufort, SC

 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM      “Lest We Forget” (Lecture Series) (Free Admission)

 

                                           10:00am – 10:55am   Growing Up In The South –  (Christine Evans & Panel)

                                              11:00am – 11:55am Gullah Tales  –  (Mrs. Gertrude Brown)

                                              12:00n    –   12:55pm            Small Businesses in the Federal Sector  (Alecia Hall)

                                              1:00pm  –   1:55pm   Ancestry With A Twist  (Kimberly Morgan)

                                              2:00pm –    3:00pm   Tour of The Tabernacle Baptist Church and Campus

                                            (Donations Accepted)

 

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM “Decoration Day” (A Musical) ($25 Entry Fee)

                                                Aunt Pearlie Sue(Anita Singleton Prather) and the Gullah Kinfolk

 

Gullah Tours (see front gate for information)

 

The Gullah Village (Free Admission)

 

(Times and Entertainers are subject to change)

Sunday May 26, 2019 (Free Admission)

 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM         Hour of Power Worship Service (Donations Accepted)

United Church – Bishop Jack Bomar, Pastor

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM       Rededication of the Commemorative Marker

Foot of 11th St – Port Royal, SC

 

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Adriane Johnson – Gospel Vocalist – Beaufort, SC

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM BB and Company (Band- Jazz, Rhythm & Blues) –– Beaufort, SC

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Edward Rhodes and the Xenia Group (Gospel)- Atlanta, GA 

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Kenya Safari Acrobats, Inc – Kenya, East Africa/NC

4:15 PM – 4:50 PM Rev. Heyward Anderson & Davis Chorale Singers (Gospel) – Calera, AL 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Marine Corps Brass Band – Parris Island, SC

 

7:00 PM – 7:15 PM Unity Circle (Form a circle around the park and join hands)

 

(Times and Entertainers are subject to change)