Last night the YV team had the amazing opportunity to attend the screening of BET’s new series, American Soul. The series highlights the life and challenges experienced by the creator of the hit show Soul Train, Don Cornelious, as well as the struggles of those surrounding Cornelious and the young performers on the hit show.
Following the screening was a talk back with the amazingly talented cast, which includes nine time Grammy nominated and award winner Kelly Price and Power’s Sinqua Walls. The talk back discussed the preparation of the cast to properly portray the lives of Don Cornelious and his family. The cast also discussed the importance and impact of Soul Train in American culture when it first aired in 1971, as well as the inspiration they hope to transpire for the younger generation currently.
The event closed with complimentary cocktails such as The Don and The Hippy Trip and a soul train line where the cast and attendees were able to boogie down. Be sure to check out the series which will premier on BET networks February 5th at 9pm!
Written by CinJay