August 23, 2018 

By Kimberlee Buck 

Contributing Writer 

 

During the 2017 Taste of Soul Family Festival, Hyundai Motor America brought star power to the StarQuest Stage with sounds from R&B sensations Melanie Fiona and Brandy, rap icons Kool Moe Dee and Doug E. Fresh, and music from Candace Coles & The CJ Legacy Band, Raffia Ford and DJ B-Hen. This time, Hyundai has returned to the festival for the third year in a row with a new stage name and brand new artists for your enjoyment!  

 

The Hyundai Soundstage (previously known as the StarQuest Stage), will be hosted by none other than author, journalist, and television host Roland Martin. During his career, Martin has had the opportunity to interview politicians, athletes and entertainers throughout various platforms including CNN. He is also the host and managing editor of TV One Cable Network and NewsOneNow. Recently Martin announced the launch of his daily digital show #RolandMartinUnfil­tered, where viewers will see him travel across the country reporting on news event from remote locations. The show is set to air on September 4, 2018.

 

What’s a stage and performance without a DJ; just an okay show.  Which is why Hyundai has welcomed back DJ to the stars, DJ B-Hen to rock the mic and turn the Hyundai Soundstage from just an okay show to an amazing concert.

 

Eight years ago, Brian Henry (DJ B-Hen) left his nine-to-five job to become an international party rocker and professional DJ. A dream that seemed crazy and extremely difficult has led him on the path to success. He has performed at backyard barbeques, local clubs, HBCU gigs, weddings and more. Although he is still young, it is safe to say, his memorable experience and career highlight has been performing for former First Lady Michelle Obama and other private events for the Obamas. DJ B-Hen has a passion for music and giving back and Taste of Soul is the perfect place to combine the two.

 

Martin and DJ B-Hen are just the beginning of the many things that will take place on the Hyundai Soundstage. The stage will also feature the annual StarQuest Singing Competition where contestants will show off their vocal talent for a shot at stardom.

 

Check out the Hyundai Soundstage at the 13th annual Taste of Soul Family Festival on Saturday, October 20. Hyundai will announce new celebrity appearances and performers every week leading up to Taste of Soul. Don’t miss out; download the Taste of Soul mobile app through Google Play or the Apple Store to get the latest updates on stage lineups, vendors and more.

 

 

 

 

Category: Arts & Culture


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