SAYCON SENGBLOH For Your Consideration: Grammy: Traditional R&B

Saycon Sengbloh is on the 57th Grammy Ballot for Best Traditional R&B Song

Saycon Sengbloh is on the 57th Grammy Ballot for Best Traditional R&B Song

Dear Recording Academy:

Kind thanks to the Voting Members of the Recording Academy for your consideration. Saycon Sengbloh is on the ballot for 57th Annual Grammy Awards in the category of Traditional R&B! First round ballots are due November 5th.

Now Streaming “Be Here” by Saycon Sengbloh for your consideration: Saycon Sengbloh (vocals), Jason Michael Webb (piano), & Jonathan Dinklage (Viola/Violin)

Now Streaming “Everything” by Saycon Sengbloh for your consideration : Saycon Sengbloh (vocals), Jason Michael Webb (piano), Konrad Adderley (bass), Les Cleveland (drums), & Dave Rosenthal (guitar)

Sengbloh on ballot for 57th Annual Grammy Awards

Saycon Sengbloh on 1st round ballot for 57th Annual Grammy Awards

As an independent artist, you may or may not be privy to Saycon’s career in the arts read below to learn more! Sengbloh was previously featured on songs in Grammy nominated recordings listed below:

Motown the Musical: Original Broadway Cast Recording

*Saycon Sengbloh is lead female vocalist on “Get Ready / Dancing In the Streets”

Fela!: Original Broadway Cast Recording

*Saycon Sengbloh is lead female vocalist through out the album including “Upside Down” & “Water No Get Enemy”

Hair: The New Broadway Cast Recording

*Saycon Sengbloh is lead vocalist on “Four Score/Abie Baby”

Want to learn more about Saycon visit Official Website or read below:
Saycon Sengbloh was born in Atlanta, GA. to an American mother and Liberian father.  She has been a featured actress and vocalist in the newest generation of contemporary shows on Broadway and off-Broadway, embracing a new sound of pop, rock, & soul music and production including Rent, Oprah Winfrey’s the Color Purple the musical, Disney’s Aida, the new revival of Hair, Wicked, Hurt Village, & also the first Afro-beat musical, Fela! where she starred as the delicious Sandra Iszadore. She was photographed and named one of the hottest up and coming acts in the annual juice issue of VIBE magazine. “Fela!” the musical won several Tony awards! Saycon sings on the Grammy nominated soundtracks for “Fela!”, “Hair”, “Motown the Musical” and also provided backing vocals on the soundtrack for the Julie Taymore film “Across the Universe”. The ever versatile actress brings hip-hop to Broadway in Tupac Shakur production “Holler If Ya Hear Me” including Saycon Sengbloh as a muse and rapper to a new generation of theater fans. She began performing as a kid in plays and musicals at Tri-Cities School for Visual and Performing Arts and attended Agnes Scott College and has been seen in commercials, print ads, and on the cover of the New York Times Best seller: “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Connie Brisco. After numerous productions with the Freddie Hendrick’s Youth Ensemble of Atlanta. She has worked with directors Kenny Leon, Michael Greif, Charles Randolph-Wright, & Tyler Perry among others. She is very proud to have appeared in the films of female directors Julie Dash and Julie Taymore. Saycon Sengbloh has a cult following among New York theatre fans as the first woman of African descent to perform the role of Elphaba the Wicked witch of the West in Universal’s hugely popular musical “Wicked” and as an indie music artist and songwriter she has released several songs available online and music videos including, “Be Here”, “Warrior” and “Possible”.

SAYCON LIVE at Drom!

SayconSengbloh-8367-Edit-EditDecember 16th Saycon sings live at Drom! After loads of hard work and sleepless nights I am ready to sing my new song to the masses! Just in time for the holiday season: “Be Here” is coming! Come hear it live at my upcoming concert at Drom on Monday  December 16th located in the East Village 85 Avenue A between 5th and 6th streets. The band the music the food will be hot to keep you warm inside after doing all that good Christmas shopping! I’m so excited to share this music with you and I thank you for your continued support! SAVE THE DATE and I’ll see you there!

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Currently seen nightly in Motown the Musical, Saycon was featured as Sandra Izsadore in Fela!, a show about the life & music of Fela Kuti and she is involved with the development of the hip-hop fused production, “Holler If You Hear Me” featuring the music & poetry of Tupac Shakur.She previously released the Southern Pin-Up EP featuring her remake of “It Was a Very Good Year” and original tune “Possible” and was featured on “Serge Negri presents The Warrior EP” featuring the songs “Sorrow, tears, and Blood” and the soulful house version of “Warrior”. Originally from Atlanta, GA this southern soul singer inspired by Tina Turner, Prince, and Bill Withers, puts a tender touch on some of your favorite tunes and debuts new music from her forthcoming album, including the new single, “Be Here”, a ballad simple and lush. Come out to Drom to enjoy the Saycon experience, see what folks have been saying for years.

Saycon in Elijah Bland’s “For the Record” Music video

Today is the debut of the music video for Elijah Bland’s single, “For the Record” I’m so excited to share this music video with you! Elijah Bland is an R&B artist who makes that soulful sort of music you listen to with your boo and a nice drink in your hand! Check out the music video for his single, “For The Record” co-starring yours truly, Saycon . Yes, folks I’m a video girl LOL but no worries its a lovely display of black love! Happy to represent. I’ve been back in the lab working hard on my music as well. The Howlin’ peeps will hopefully be pleased when my single, “Everything” is released,  gotta make sure its right and can’t put a rush on the music you know? In the meantime we will be preparing the crowdfunding perks that my contributors are to receive for their contributions to funding my music project! Please keep your eyes peeled for updates via Indiegogo and also in your email boxes as well, don’t want anything to go to your spam or junk folders. Thanks again and please enjoy! ” For the Record” by Elijah Bland. Also see me in Motown on Broadway singing live!

 

 

Saycon Music Project: THANK YOU

 

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Each of you has helped to make these things happen with your words of encouragement, re-tweets, and donations and I’m so thankful for that!
Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!
If you did not learn about the  Saycon Music Project campaign in a timely manner please let me know and show your support!
I’ve been recently made aware of folks who may not have realized we were fundraising due to a major email glitch.

There is still an opportunity to help us reach our goal through Paypal using sengbloh@aol.com We were able to raised $8,661 and still have a goal of $14,500. Please help us reach that goal!
PS- CLICK HERE to see who won our Motown the Musical ticket raffle for the Saycon Music Project!
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Saycon Meets Quincy Jones

Saycon greets Quincy Jones after Motown performance!

Saycon greets Quincy Jones after Motown performance! photo by Bruce Glikas

” Mr. Jones its so nice to meet you! Ooooh and you smell good!” yep those were the words I said to a man who has been credited as the king daddy-o of modern jazz, orchestrations, and pop music! “I played Martha Reeves,” I nearly screamed in his ear! “Maaaartha!!!” he responded and laughed with genuine joy and affection. The cast each had their own moments with him as he held court with us for a nice amount of time after our Tuesday night performance. I was thrilled to meet him at this point in my life and career although I met him years ago as a teenage in the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta when our group performed at a birthday party for Jane Fonda. This somehow was much different though. In this incarnation I’ve read his biography, obsessed over his performances as he conducted the Rat Pack concerts in Vegas (I have the DVD box set), and google the fun questions like “Guess who scored the theme song for the hit tv sitcom Sandford & Son?” I’m a little obsessed and totally inspired by the lexicon of music that flows through this man’s mind! From the soundtrack to The Color Purple to Michael Jackson’s Thriller this man’s music shaped so much of the sounds my generation and generations before me have come to know and love. To meet him after performing in Berry Gordy’s Motown was a thrill simply because Quincy Jones, a statesman of music has the rare a true and absolute peer in someone like Berry Gordy. They are the two men who’s influence help to guide one of the most talented performers the world has known, Micheal Jackson. Good times indeed. What a great omen to meet such a great music man on the first day of several studio sessions to come for my Howlin’ project. with less than 48 hours to meet our goal, he was certainly a positive reminder of what a person can do with talent and creativity.

Visit the link below to support my album fundraiser by May 17th:

http://Indiegogo.com/projects/Saycon-Music-Project

Saycon’s Music Project: We Need Your Help

Saycon Sengbloh Indiegogo donation flyer

My name is Saycon Sengbloh. I’m an artist.

http://Indiegogo.com/projects/Saycon-Music-Project

I create art to entertain people, I sing and act night after night to bring people joy! And it is my hope that you can be a part of the new project I’m working on a personal movement that represents where I am in my life as an artist: Howlin’.

All the time people ask me when you gonna do a full album? Are you putting out new music soon?! Well the answer is yes! I’ve embarked on a new music project, with the working title Howlin’. I’m an artist so that title could change but the essence of what I’m doing and the songs are true to my heart, originals written by myself, and my co producer Jason Webb and songs written by some of your favorite popular soul  and blues music icons with special writers to be announced in the future!

Soul music and pop music are close to my heart so much so that I dream in music, I dream of voices singing and that’s no lie! I grew up loving music in Atlanta with my face close to the speaker as Prince’s first album “For You” spun on the record player bringing me to tears, I enjoyed the sensual tender rasp of Sade and as a teenager the Soul fuel hip-hop of Ceelo Green with Goodie Mob and Outcast ( the first hip-hop group to win album of the year at the Grammys) was the soundtrack to my young life. Why am I sharing all of this with you? Because its my hope that you will be a part of my journey. Help me to keep original soul music alive.

Howlin is Popular Soul music.

soaked in Rhythm & blues

washed in Hip-Hop

and sprinkled in Country—

too much to describe as you can see, DONATE NOW to get hear the album and truly see what I mean! Thank you ! Thank You! Thank You!

 

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