Charleston, South Carolina – Gullah

SYNOPSIS

An exploration of the myriad ways that Gullah traditions and practices impact contemporary arts and culture in the low country.
Nakia shows us the deep African roots of the traditional sweet grass basket weaving process.
Marcus Middleton prepares a one pot dish in the Gullah tradition on his family land deep in the low country.
Quinten Baxter, producer and drummer of Grammy nominated Ranky Tanky, proves the Gullah tradition is alive and well in his music. We also learn how his parents inspired him to give back to the community he grew up in by establishing a music school and performance space for underprivileged kids.
Quinten Baxter takes us to a beloved Charleston haunt to hang with an artist, chef, and restaurateur and discuss what makes this complicated place the best city on the planet.