Saturday, October 17, 2009

Taste of SOUL Festival - Music, Soul Food & Community 2009

I got up this morning in anticipation of the 4th Annual Taste of SOUL Festival. I was longing for some down home music and food. (
BeBe Winans was just the cure. He and CeCe have a new cd out called "Close to You" and it is a must have - Do yourself a favor and pick it up! BeBe Winans( and one of the sisters from the Gospel Group Mary-Mary ( ) performed the hit song "Close to You". Indira Kahn, Chaka Kahn's daughter, sang beautifully as well!

When Danny Bakewell Jr., President & Executive Editor of The Los Angeles Sentinel ( Stevie Wonder's radio station, KJLH ( and 94.7 The Wave, featuring Brian McKnight( ) put together the 4th Annual Taste of SOUL Festival, right in the heart of the neighborhood - You just know it's going to be great!

On Stage were some of LA's favorite Air Personalities; Aundrae Russell, Roland Bynum, Adai Lamar, Tammy Mac and Don Amiche of Mac & Amiche.
Yo-Yo is still getting audiences on their feet and singing word for word, "You can't play with my Yo-Yo" - the girl is bad! Eric Benet performed acapella and had the audience screaming. Eric Benet put the audience in a really good mood when he sang the songs " Spend my Life With You" and "Chocolate Legs", the audience chimed in with the chorus.

Michel'le is still the Bomb - she looked fabulous and still has that unique style of speaking voice but powerful vocal cords. She turned the place out with " Something in my Heart" and "No More Lies".
There was so many options when it came to selecting something good to eat! There was chicken, ribs, fish, veggies, apple and peach cobbler, sweet potato pies and the likes.
I walked around and discovered BOONE'S Fabulous Fried Fish. A Delta Juke Joint Style Fish Fry!( 310.538.5213 - They come to you!)

Their specialty is really good fried Swai Basa.

What is Swai Basa?
Swai Basa is Native to Southeast Asia, belonging to the Pangasius family and is very similar to catfish. It's a white-flesh fish(typically available in fillet form) with a sweet, mild taste and light flaky texture. A 3.5- ounce serving of plain fish contains around 90 calories, 4 grams of fat(1.5 saturated), 45 grams of cholesterol and 50 milligrams of sodium. The oil that they use to fry the fish in as well as the stake potatoes is a very light vegetable oil and the fish and potatoes are not greasy. I had enough Swai Basa and Steak Fries to feed 4 people and it was delicious! Everyone in my party ate until their hearts were content!
Mr. Boone caters all events. The Boones' invite you to come and taste the healthy difference!
Thanks to The Sentinel, KJLH Radio, 94.7 The Wave and MoneyGram, the Taste of SOUL Festival was a huge success!

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