October 20, 2022

By Denise Gibbs

Contributing Writer


The Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Gospel Stage sponsored by Yes on Measure A is where the best gospel choirs in Los Angeles came with everything they had and blessed the atmosphere with excellent praise and a sound that kept the crowd engaged, smiling, dancing, and giving God the glory.

Also, Christian pastor and comedian Lester Barrie was top-notch as the emcee.

In the late afternoon, Kinji of KJLH Radio Free Voices sang the crowd happy as she belted out a song of praise. 

Explaining how she felt about participating in Taste of Soul, she said, “It’s like I sang - it was nothing but the blood of Jesus that got us here today. 


When I got up there, I had no energy; but when you let those words saturate your heart and get into your spirit, it changes you.”


The KJLH Radio Free Voices choir was established 10 years ago and  is under the direction of Tyanta (Ty) Snow.


The choir was founded by Traci “Eboni” Brown, who said, “I love this day, and I love Brenda Marsh-Mitchell.



Miss Brenda was very positive and very outspoken, but I loved that about her.


When they asked us to come and do this event, I was more than happy to say yes, and I’m honored to be doing this on the Brenda Marsh Mitchell stage.”


B. Terrell & VIP Choir started their set with a bang. 


This anointed group’s sound was incredible.



They put an amazing flavor and a twist to some good old tunes such as “Over and Over and Over,” by Rev. Milton Brunson, and they kept everyone rockin with their renditions of songs such as John P. Kee’s “It’s All Right Now.” 



The Rev. Dr. Michael J. T. Fisher, senior pastor of Greater Zion Church came with his choir, J Kingdom, which was directed by Timothy Davis.


Fisher said, “In the Black community, we thrive because we have these moments like today’s Taste of Soul, when we can all come together and fellowship.



Food and music are the backbones and the essence of who we are.


“So, whether it is gospel, R&B, jazz, or praise, we eat, we listen to music, we dance, and by that, we are healed,” said Fisher. 

He continued, “To have this event after the pandemic is appropriate because we’ve gone through grief and loss. 

So, this is a great opportunity for us to heal with one another, and I’m glad that Mr. Bakewell and the L.A. Sentinel are doing what they do best, which is bringing our community together.”

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Category: Arts & Culture