VH1's Soul Cities

VH1 Soul is hitting the road to visit some of the most famous metropolises around the country with its first original series “Soul Cities.” Viewers will accompany host Nelson George as he embarks on his search to experience the soul in some of America’s greatest cities. Nelson, an award-winning author, filmmaker, television producer, and African-American culture critic, will provide viewers a unique perspective of the music, culture, history, food, people, and famous spaces and places that makes each city soulful in its own way. “Soul Cities” visits the recording studios, churches, radio stations and restaurants that produced some of the most influential music and moments of soul culture. The cities featured in this original series are Chicago, Los Angeles, Memphis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and the Bay Area- which includes San Francisco and Oakland.

Premiering weekly on VH1 Soul beginning Tuesday, November 11 at 9PM*, this six episode, 30-minute original series will feature exclusive and original interviews with top urban music artists as they reminisce about their journeys from their hometowns to the stage and everything in between. A search for soul is not complete without experiencing the food - soul food that is. Nelson George indulges in the culinary delights in each city and gets the chance to taste food that represents the deep culture of soul. The series will also showcase live music and conversations with artists like Babyface, Aloe Blacc, Rapheal Saadiq, Raheem DeVaughn, ?uestlove of The Roots, Labelle (featuring Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, & Sarah Dash), Angie Stone, Irma Thomas, Lalah Hathaway, Robin Thicke, Gamble and Huff, Ron Trent, DJ Sake1, Goapele and VH1 Soul’s “You Oughta Know”artist, Jazmine Sullivan.

The premiere schedule of VH1 Soul “Soul Cities” is as follows:
• Philadelphia - Series premiere on Tuesday, November 11 at 9PM ET/PT
• Chicago - Tuesday, November 18 at 9PM ET/PT
• Bay Area - Tuesday, November 25 at 9PM ET/PT
• New Orleans - Tuesday, December 2 at 9PM ET/PT
• Memphis - Tuesday, December 9 at 9PM ET/PT
• Los Angeles - Tuesday, December 16 at 9PM ET/PT

Next year Nelson will be visiting Brooklyn, Miami, Atlanta, Detroit and Dallas. Possibly Harlem, Boston, Houston, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Newark and Cleveland. If you love the soul of any of these cities and would like to see them on the show please email me with your soulful recommendations on artists, landmarks, radio shows, record stores, parties, restaurants, etc. Thank you!



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