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This schedule is for reference only. The 2024 schedule will be posted soon.

The Original Gullah Festival of South Carolina, Inc.

Presents

“Celebrating Our Gullah Roots...AFRICA

Schedule of Events

 

Friday, May 26, 2023 

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

 

Workshops-Gullah Village

 

Sweetgrass Basket Weaving - 11:00am-12:00pm ~ $30 per person Workshop Area A

Gullah Art Embellishment - 11:00am - 12:00pm ~ $40 per person Workshop Area B
Percussion (Drum) Making 
- 12:30pm-1:30pm ~ $30 per person Workshop Area A
Gullah Geechee/African American Quilt Making - 12:30pm-1:30pm ~ $30 per person Workshop Area B
Gullah She'ke're' Musical Instrument Making - 2:00pm - 3:00pm ~ $30 per person Workshop Area A

 

 

Additional Friday Attractions, May 26, 2023 

10:00am-3:00pm- Lest We Forget-Times To Remember (Walk Through)
Admission: Free Will Offering
Tabernacle Baptist Church
901 Craven Street
Beaufort, South Carolina 29902

 

 

10:00am - 12:00pm "Wuh Mek Oonuh Gullah Geechee Lecture - Amadu Massally ~ $30 per person

5:00pm - 6:00 pm "We Wear the Mask Lecture - Ron Daise ~ $30 per person
Tabernacle Baptist Church - Fellowship Hall
901 Craven Street
Beaufort, South Carolina 29902

Gullah Mini Film Festival ~ "Gullah Roots"

12:30pm - 1:30pm & 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Tabernacle Baptist Church - Fellowship Hall 901 Craven Street

 

Main Stage Events - Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

11:45am Whale Branch Early College High School Warrior Band & "Funkline" Drumline

12:30pm Battery Creek High School Band
6:00pm Royal Drummers and Dancers ~ Sierra Leone, West Africa

 

9:00pm-12:00am – Friday Night- All White Party
DJ – DJ OJ ~ Caterer – Sandies Catering
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Pavilion ~ Bay Street, Beaufort, South Carolina

     $40 on-line and $45 at the gate

Gullah Tours (See front gate for information during the festival.)

 

The Gullah VillageLocated inside the park

 

The Vendor MarketOpen to the public

 

(Times and Entertainers are subject to change)

 

 

Saturday May 27, 2023  

10:00am Drum Call - Willie Bleach and Kevin Young
10:15am Aunt Pearlie Sue and Gullah Kinfolk
10:45am Louise Cohen - Gullah Storyteller
11:15am Elsie Mufuka - Mufukaworks Dance Company
11:45am Voices of de Gullah People Singers
12:30pm Official Welcome CeremonyHosts ~ Sharon Millen and Rayburne Turner
2:00pm Wona Womalon African Dancers & Drummers
2:30pm Greg Whittaker & Modern Daze Band
3:00pm Gullah Geechee Ring Shouters
3:30pm Dani's Dance Dynamics
4:00pm Angela Bonaparte Ministries
5:00pm Soweto Street Beat South African Dance Theater
5:45pm Gospel Proclaimers of the Lowcountry
6:15pm Terry Robinson - "Pastor P"
6:45pm Wade Johnson and Pride Ensemble Band

 

Concert
8:00pm - 10:00pm ~ Fresh Vibe Band

 

Saturday, May 27, 2023 – Workshops – Gullah Village
Sweetgrass Basket Weaving - 11:00am-12:00pm ~ $30 per person Workshop Area A

Gullah Art Embellishment - 11:00am - 12:00 ~ $40 per person Workshop Area B
Percussion (Drum) Making - 12:30pm-1:30pm ~ $30 per person Workshop Area A
Gullah Geechee/African American Quilt Making - 12:30pm-1:30pm ~ $30 per person Workshop Area B
Gullah She'ke're' Musical Instrument Making - 2:00pm-3:00pm ~ $30 per person Workshop Area A

Additional Saturday Attractions, May 27, 2023 
10:00am-3:00pm- Lest We Forget-Times To Remember (Walk Through)
Admission: Free Will Offering
Tabernacle Baptist Church, 901 Craven Street, Beaufort, South Carolina 29902

Gullah Mini Film Festival ~ "Gullah Roots"

12:30pm - 1:30pm & 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Tabernacle Baptist Church - Fellowship Hall 901 Craven Street

 

Aunt Pearlie Sue (Anita Singleton Prather) and Gullah Kinfolk ~ Presents
“Decoration Day” Musical ~ Broadway Back In Da Woods Musical Production
Saturday, May 27, 2023 @ 3:00pm 
Center for the Arts~ USC-Beaufort ~801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, South Carolina 29902
For Ticket Prices, go to www.gullahkinfolktravelingtheater.org

                                 

Gullah Tours (See front gate for information during the festival.)

 

The Gullah Village (Located inside) & The Vendor Market(Open to the public)

 

(Times and Entertainers are subject to change)

 

Sunday May 28, 2023 

 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM     Hour of Power Worship Service

Pastor Sam Spain-Lady's Island Baptist Church (Donations Accepted)

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park ~ 1010 Bay Street, Beaufort, South Carolina

11:00 AM  Rededication of the Commemorative Marker

Foot of 11th St - Port Royal, SC

Main Stage Events

2:00pm Drum Call – Willie Bleach and Kevin Young
2:15pm Lady's Island Baptist Church Male Chorus
2:45pm Natasha Robinson – Reenactment - Harriet Tubman
3:15pm Quinton Smalls - Gullah Rapper
3:45pm Re. Hayward Anderson and the Davis Chorale Singers
4:15pm Royal Drummers and Dancers ~ Sierra Leone, West Africa

4:45pm Gullah Historical Reenactment Group
5:00pm Devin Smalls - Gospel Mime Artist
5:15pm Prophet Ali-Caleb Brown - Spoken Word
6:30pm Parris Island Marine Band Presents ~ "Dirty Boots Brass Band" Concert - Parris Island, SC

 

7:30 PM   Unity Circle (Form a circle around the park and connect)

(Times and Entertainers are subject to change)

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