Gullah music concert

The Athenaeum Press at Coastal Carolina University will sponsor a free performance of Gullah music featuring the Freedom Readers Children’s Choir Saturday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. on the Kaminski House Museum lawn in Georgetown. Concert attendees may bring lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments to the free, hour-long program. The choir will perform readings paired with songs and dances that represent the historical development of African American musical styles. Selections include “Wait in the Field,” Aunt Pearlie Sue’s “Shake ’em Song” and “The Gullah Gullah TV Show Theme Song” among others, and will incorporate the unique hand clapping, stomping, dancing, singing and even moaning of slaves as they once expressed themselves through work songs and late night prayer services.