Sit back and enjoy music that will take you through the unique culture of the Gullah Geechee during a performance of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra.
“Sankofa: Return and Get” is a new work written by storyteller and singer Ron Daise and scored by Wilmington Symphony Orchestra conductor Steven Errante.
The Gullah Geechee are descendants of enslaved west Africans forced to work on coastal rice, sea island cotton and indigo plantations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
The Saturday, Feb. 4, concert will also feature a symphonic work by the late Florence Price, the first Black female composer to have a work performed by a major orchestra.
The concert will be held at Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased at https://www.wilmingtonsymphony.org/gullah-geechee-heritage.html