Taste of Soul Festival Brings Fun, Food and Family to South L.A. for 11th Year

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The annual Taste of Soul Family Festival on Crenshaw Boulevard draws thousands for food, live entertainment and works by local artists. (Credit: Angel Jennings/Los Angeles Times)

Thousands of people took over the streets of South Los Angeles on Saturday for the annual Taste of Soul food festival.

The event, celebrating its 11th year, drew people from all over Southern California who came to enjoy live music, soul food and camaraderie.

For many like 41-year-old Ericka Glenn, the gathering was like a giant family reunion.

“I see kids from the old neighborhood that have now grown up,” said Glenn of West Covina.  “I love it.”

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