MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Ronald Daise, a Myrtle Beach area author, performing artist and cultural preservationist, will release a CD on June 24, 2014 that is inspired by the Gullah Geechee culture.

“Gullah Tings fa Tink Bout” features songs and readings in an effort to give listeners a better understanding and appreciation for Gullah Geechee culture.

“This CD is a celebration of Gullah Geechee culture, featuring captivating vocals, rich imagery and evocative rhythms and instrumentation,” said Daise. “During my trips to Ghana and Sierra Leone, West Africa, I saw firsthand connections with my culture and wrote songs about my experience to the tunes of old spirituals from my childhood.”

“Our Gullah culture in the Myrtle Beach area is a very important part of our past, as well as our present. It is a culture that continues to enthrall and inspire generations who continue to study it,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “There are a number of opportunities to learn not only about the Gullah heritage, but many other rich cultures that make us who we are as a community. Heritage tourism is an important, growing segment of tourism and offers tremendous potential for the Grand Strand.”

“Gullah Tings fa Tink Bout” will be available for download on cdbaby.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and rondaise.com. The physical album will be available at Keepsakes, the Brookgreen Gardens gift shop, the Gullah Museum in Georgetown, Ultimate Gullah in Conway and Penn Center in St. Helena Island.