On July 7, 2018, The Universal Zulu Nation, Gullah/Geechee Angel Network, Unlocking Potential and Soul Power Productions will host a Call and Response event that encourages participation, cultural elevation, and liberation by building our nations.
The purpose of this important event is to build solidarity and to provide material/financial support to the Gullah/Geechee Nation and its affiliated organizations, using Hip Hop culture as a tool.
The event will consist of internationally recognized Conscious Hip Hop performers along with local/regional Hip Hop and cultural performers. All performers are donating their talents to this event and all proceeds will go directly to the organizations and communities within the Gullah/Geechee Nation that are doing the necessary political and cultural work to build and sustain the nation.
The daytime program will last from 12pm to 5pm (free entry) and the evening program will be held from 7pm to midnight (18+, $10 pre-sale tickets – $15 at the door) at the Purple Buffalo. Additionally, it will be youth and family focused with many performances, workshops and activities pertaining to Gullah/Geechee, Indigenous and Hip Hop culture, along with local and national vendors.
Fallen BLM activist and comrade, Zulu Nation King Muhiyidin D’Baha will be commemorated, along with a “Zalute”, during the event. Also, a plaque will be presented to members of his family.
The Gullah/Geechee Nation exist from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL. It encompasses all of the Sea Islands and thirty to thirty-five miles inland to the St. John’s River. On these islands, people from numerous African ethnic groups linked with indigenous Americans and created the unique Gullah language and traditions from which later came “Geechee.” The Gullah/Geechee people have been considered “a nation within a nation” from the time of chattel enslavement in the United States until they officially became an internationally recognized nation on July 2nd, 2000. At the time of their declaration as a nation, the Gullah/Geechee people confirmed the election of their first “head pun de boddee”-head of state and official spokesperson and queen mother.
Ms. Queen Quet was elected Chieftess and Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. The Gullah/Geechee Nations mission statement is, “to preserve, protect, and promote our history, culture, language, and homeland and to institute and demand official recognition of the governance (minority) rights necessary to accomplish our mission to take care of our community through collective efforts which will provide a healthy environment, care for the well beings of each person, and economic empowerment.”