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Brian Henry

Brian Henry, formerly known as DJ B-Hen, is revered as one of America’s hottest DJ talents. After honing his musical skills at Scratch DJ Academy, he displayed undeniable showmanship as a standout contestant on VH1’s premier DJ competition show: Master of the Mix. His unique style and relentless hustle have led him to living rooms across America as a resident DJ on ABC’s Good Morning America. Most notably, he has performed for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at various intimate events. Brian Henry’s has also curated DJ sets for Beyonce, Cardi B, Pharrell, Coachella Music Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and Harvard Business School. His cornerstone event: The B-Hen Block Party™ annually draws over 2,500 guests in Los Angeles. The event series welcomes DJs to play music from across the Diaspora and creates a safe space of inclusion for all: there’s no VIP, no guest list and no sections. The 2022 B-Hen Block Party Tour™ travels with event dates in Brooklyn, Chicago, Miami, and Washington DC. His love for curating musical experiences has also led him to international heights performing in Brazil, Italy, Morocco, South Africa and The United Kingdom.
While musically illustrating events is his core passion, he also devotes his talent to eradicating breast cancer for women of color. After losing his mother, Tracy, to a vicious 14-month battle with the disease, he honors survivors and those fighting the disease with Beats to Beat Breast Cancer™. The non-profit event series utilizes the power of music to drive awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research, particularly within the African American community. Brian holds a BA in Economics from Morehouse College and resides in Los Angeles.


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