Award-winning Master Storyteller Aunt Pearlie Sue and her recording group, The Gullah Kinfolk, continue to be “Keepers of the Gullah Culture of the Sea Islands of Beaufort, South Carolina.”
Reconstruction…The Untold Story Tour repertoire will be performed and includes many hand-clapping and foot stomping Gullah spirituals. This performance in honor of Black History Month will include dance and storytelling hymns such as "Listen Ya' Chillun", Mother Africa “Drum Call”, Middle Passage Voyage “Amazing Grace”, Auction Block “I’ve Been Buked”, Mitchelville Hilton Head 1862, "Me Hear JESUS Calling”, Emancipation Day Jan 1, 1863"My Country Tis of Thee" and many more.
Anita Prather, known as Aunt Pearlie Sue, is a retired school teacher, ordained minister, and nationally-acclaimed storyteller and writer. She has appeared on various television networks in addition to having produced and starred in the film My Man Done Me Wrong, which has been screened at film festivals around the nation. Prather and the Gullah Kinfolk were featured in the made-for-television film Circle Unbroken… From Africa to America, which was also written by Prather.
The Gullah Kinfolk specialize in the hymns, spirituals, dances, and traditions of the Gullah people. Many cast members are known individually for their vocal gifts and performance skills. Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk are scheduled to tour California later this year for a series of performances and will also appear for performances in Virginia, New Jersey, Alabama, and North Carolina.
Aunt Pearlie Sue and The Gullah Kinfolk
Also Commemorating Tsar Alexander II & President Abraham Lincoln, Liberator & Emancipator, with Orthodox Christian Spiritual Hymns
Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Connelly Center Cinema - Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA
Free Will Offering – Refreshments Provided