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 troupes, drama groups and other acts!

 

St. Helena Elementary School “Wax Museum”- St Helena, SC

Battery Creek High School Band- Beaufort, SC

St. Helena Elementary School- Praise Dance- St. Helena, SC

St. Helena Elementary Gospel Choir                                                  

Lady’s Island Middle School Band- Beaufort, SC

Jamari’s Drums- Beaufort, SC

Robert Smalls International Academy Dance Ensemble - Beaufort, SC

2:00 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:

 

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

Grace AME Church- 502 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC

                                                   

                                            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)

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

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

                                              (Donations Accepted)

 

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

 

The Gullah VillageLocated inside

 

The Vendor MarketOpen to the public

 

(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 ($35 Entry Fee)

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM           CeCe Peniston- International Recording Artist

10:00 PM – 12:00 AM     Liquid Pleasure Super Show Band

 

Other Attractions:

 

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

Grace AME Church- 502 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC

 

                                                    10:00am – 10:55am     Reconstruction/Jim Crow Era (Dr. Lawrence Rolland)

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

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

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

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

                                  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 during the festival.)

 

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

 

(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)

Click the tab below to print or download the 2019 Festival Schedule.

The Hour of Power Worship Service takes place on Sunday, 5/30 at 9AM. This worship experience on the waterfront is one that you don't want to miss. So join us at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park on Sunday, May 24th. and be prepared to have your spirit lifted!

African Tribal Drums - Demba Dyasan
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