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Lowcountry Neighbors get a "Taste of Gullah"

It was a party at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Saturday, during the 17th Annual "Taste of Gullah" event. This festival allows folks to sample traditional Gullah food.

"Well, we want them to know how years ago our forefathers parents came up on this island, surviving off of this food. what's so good about it is that most of the food, we were able to plant, harvest and eat," said Charles Young III, chairperson of the Gullah Celebration.

And this rich historical festival drew dozens out to hear Gullah folk tales, sample the southern cuisine, and here some traditional music.

From rice, to seafood and chicken, neighbors were licking their lips.

"Ahhh this food is so good, the ribs you can't beat it and the music, I'm enjoying myself a lot," said Roy Olive.

Whether its music, food, or art, being showcased over the next month at the Gullah Celebration, organizers say it's an important piece of our culture and history and that's why its so important to preserve it.

"It is important to preserve our culture and our heritage. we need to let everyone, especially the young people know where they came from," said Young.

This is one of several events of the Celebration, for more information go to http://gullahcelebration.com/

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