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Mar 8

7:30 p.m. @ Wheelwright Auditorium

The Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters, Ron and Natalie Daise, and Aunt Pearlie Sue bring iconic Gullah performances to the stage. The Gullah Geechee Ring Shouters, all descendants of African slaves, perform one of the oldest surviving African artistic traditions. The group performs nationally, making history in Washington, D.C., in 2011 by setting the Guinness World Record for leading the largest recorded ring shout. Ron Daise, vice president for creative education at Brookgreen Gardens and a native of St. Helena Island, and his wife Natalie Daise, a storyteller and artist, are writers, actors, educators and internationally renowned television performers known for their roles on Nickelodeon’s award-winning Gullah Gullah Island. Aunt Pearlie Sue is the creation of Anita Singleton-Prather, a native of the Sea Islands in Beaufort County, S.C. Based on her grandmother, Aunt Pearlie Sue’s character has entertained audiences with Gullah-inspired folktales for more than a decade.

Contact Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies for additional information