Famed Charleston Choral Group to Perform Traditional Spirituals
Got Gullah? Renowned performers The Plantation Singers will delight area residents with their lively renditions of traditional spirituals rooted in South Carolina Gullah heritage. Their unique brand of a capella singing preserves deep roots across centuries of African American culture in the Lowcountry. The concert will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in DeBordieu Auditorium at the Waccamaw Library, which is located at 41 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island. The performance is free and open to the public, but love offerings / donations for the performers will be appreciated. The concert is part of the Musicians Series, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Waccamaw Library (FOWL).
Hailing from Charleston, the Plantation Singers are one of the most respected live gospel groups in the Southeast. Their performances are famously inspired and inspiring. Their dedication to preserving Gullah sacred music of the Lowcountry was recognized with Charleston’s prestigious Three Sisters Award. For more than twenty years, The Plantation Singers have delivered performances across the United States and abroad. They regularly appear at many of Charleston’s historic homes and plantation sites, and they have performed overseas at the Relais & Chateaux Hotel conference in Naples, Italy, the Sori World Music Festival in South Korea, the Gospel Festival in Spain, and before the Prince of Scotland, among other dignitaries.
The Plantation Singers provide an uplifting, shoe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along atmosphere while staying true to the spiritual foundations of Gullah culture.
The Plantation Singers will appear as part of the Waccamaw Library’s celebration of Gullah heritage, which includes David Soliday’s FOWL 1st Thursday presentation on his aerial photographs of buried rice plantations on March 7 at 10:00 am, a screening of Daughters of the Dust on March 15 at 2:30 pm, and a session on learning to coil a sweetgrass wreath on March 16 at 10:00 am.
After the Plantation Singers performance, there is one concert remaining in the 2019 Musicians Series: