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”.

New BE HERE Music Video Coming Soon!

Hey ya’ll stay tuned to see my new music video for the song, Be Here. You may recall Be Here was released this winter and with the recent winter being so very long in new York, its not too late to let this song warm up your heart. Stay tuned to see the new music video and enjoy specially directed by the one and only Hannelore Williams and with a surprise guest appearance as well. . . stay tuned.

Saycon Be Here

Saycon Sengbloh Headshots

Photo by Lelund Durond Thompson

Photo by Lelund Durond Thompson

I got new headhshots and I’m on my way! What do ya think? I haven’t had new headshots in some time. My friend Christine gets new ones done pretty often, I’m finally getting my act together. I’ve got lots of photos to share with you guys this year as I promote new music and other projects. Managing it all has been a task but I press forward!

Photo by Kat Hennessey

Photo by Kat Hennessey

Thanks Kat, Lelund, & Elijah ;-)

Motown the Musical Cast Album Grammy Nomination

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Happy New Year everyone! I’ve got lots of great news coming and am so very thankful for the blessings that 2014 is bringing!! Hey we got a Grammy Nomination for Motown the Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) by the Original Broadway Cast of Motown the Musical . That is the full title of the album according to iTunes and Amazon- woooo! I’m proud to be a part of it and hope that we win that Grammy Award. This will be my 3rd Grammy nominated cast album and I’m thrilled especially because we’ve had the opportunity to perform the medley-song Get Ready/Dancing in the Street on numerous television events:

ABC’s Good Morning America

67th Annual Tony Awards

PBS’s A Capitol 4th Celebration

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Singing on the album track number 3. Get Ready/Dancing In The Street  are Brandon Victor Dixon, Saycon Sengbloh, & Original Broadway Cast of Motown the Musical available on iTunes, Amazon, and other online retailers.

Also on iTunes & Amazon is my new single release : Be Here by Saycon Sengbloh

BE HERE Saycon

Be Here is also available on Amazon copy/paste this link : http://www.amazon.com/Be-Here/dp/B00H9M0D7C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387316821&sr=8-1&keywords=saycon+be+here

 

 

 

 

 

Saycon Sengbloh: BE HERE on CDbaby

First stop CD baby! Like the little engine that could I keep on trucking! Finally after a long journey, Be Here, a lush piano ballad for warming hearts,  has made it to its first online retailer! Get it on CDbaby.com and stay tuned as it reaches more digital distributors! What’s next for Be Here by Saycon? ITunes, Amazon, Spotify, and more!

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Saycon Sengbloh Full Interview on ARISE TV

As I prepare for my upcoming, “Live at Drom” concert to promote my single, “Be Here” I have had a one of the most awesome opportunities, an interview on the world-wide network, ARISE. This interview was amazing, I went there to discuss my role in Motown the Musical and also to tell them about my new single release, Be Here. I was a little nervous but the hosts of the show were fun and seemed to be genuinely into it. I saw several people I know working there including my friend Cece. These types of interviews are few and far between but I was able to talk about my music and my career and introduce it to a whole new audience. This is priceless for an independent artist like myself. I hope to have a great relationship with them and I look forward to going back to sing on the Arise.tv/entertainment show. That would be beautiful ya know?

7Saycon on Arise TV

 

If you’re following this  blog please know that you are one of the people who knows what its like to be an independent artist, perhaps you read the blogs I’ve written in the past, all we seek is a platform. Motown has been a wonderful platform and I look forward to seeing what else comes of these endeavors. Look for my song Be Here online and ask me about dropcards  or CD’s whenever you see me in person!

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Special thanks to :

Randy Bonds of RCBondsPR and Kerstyn Dioulo of Glowconnection

Thanks again for your support and feel free to tweet and repost the interview on your various social networks! Share the blog, share it all! More opportunities come base on clicks and interest!

Watch Saycon Drom Concert LIVE Dec 16th Streaming Online: Gander

SayconSengblohHere’s your chance to see Saycon live if your not in New York City! Click to watch:

7:15pm MONDAY December 16th Eastern Standard time (New York, Atlanta, etc.)

6:15 Monday December 16th Central Standard time (Chicago)

4:15 PM Monday December 16th Pacific Standard time (Los Angeles)

All my viewers in Africa,  South America, Australia, Asia and Europe please click on this handy link to find your time! Time&Datesite

https://www.gander.tv/event/drom-saycon-sengbloh-1216-715pm-9pm

Saycon Cast of Motown

Saycon Sengbloh & the Cast of Motown rehearse in their coats: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo: courtesy of Joe Perrotta

Saycon Sengbloh & the Cast of Motown rehearse in their coats: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Photo: courtesy of Joe Perrotta

Saycon Drom Dec 16th

OMG We’re going to be on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! You’ve got to watch us doing it up in the frrreeezing cold! Honey, my Mom is up to visit and all my Motown the musical people have been getting ready! So here we come!

ALSO, did you know I am going to be performing December 16th at Drom?

Visit www.DromNYC.com to learn more about it!  In the meantime watch us on the Macy’s Day Parade!

xoxo,

Saycon

 

The Jam with Daniel J. Watts featuring Saycon

 

Check me out at the Canal room September 9th 2013! 8pm show with Daniel Watts and many more!

Check me out at the Canal room September 9th 2013! 8pm show with Daniel Watts and many more!

September 9th is gonna be Funky!  Monday September 9th at the Canal Room 285 West Broadway 8pm Show Doors opening at 7:30 I hope to see you there!!I will be performing in the hottest show put together by wordsmith, Daniel J. Watts! He will do his poetic word spitting rhyming thing and feature some talented cats Derrick Baskin, Nicholas Christopher, Grasan Kingsberry, Ephraim Sykes are going to be gracing the stage as well!We will grace the stage for a night of poetry, music, hip-hop and satisfy your ears! Come on out and enjoy us! The Jam! To purchase tickets click here!

 

Visit Wattswords.com or call 866.601.6730 for more information!

Saycon sings with Ariana DeBose

Motown the Musical or  “the Motown” as I like to call it is chock full of talented musician, singers, dancers, and actors. Each striving to do their own thing. We do 8 shows a week in the show and then we all have the nerve to want more! LOL yes in indeed, we want more.  I attended the Birdland show of my girl N’kenge (Mary Wells and also one-third of the Martha & the Vandellas in Motown) this past Sunday and saw her singing her heart out in perfect voice, after the longest week ever! But before that I attended and performed in at Joes’s Pub with my southern sister , Ariana DeBose . Ariana is one-third of ” the Supremes” as Mary Wilson and she recently put together a fab show at Joe’s Pub, this girl works hard! She came into Motown the Musical 6 days after finishing the tour of “Bring It On the Musical”, and dived right into rehearsals, not even a full week break between shows and she’s been going strong! Having been in the lab working on my Howlin’ music recording for Honeywax, writing, perfecting my songs I have been behind the scenes writing songs, making arrangements and completing my next album currently titled “Howlin'”, doing Motown nightly and recording during my days. Ariana asked me to be a part of  the show and I said yes! Exciting for people who may know her as the beautiful dancer from “So You Think You Can Dance”because there’s more! She sings, and grooves and  belts honey, I was thrilled to hear her range on songs like “4 Women” made famous by Nina Simone. She shared the stage with several of my favorite people including Charl Brown (Motown, Sister Act), and Ariana Grover (Bare, Holler If You Hear Me-Tupac Workshop). That’s all I’ll say for now but check out this video of us singing one of my favorite funk derived songs, giving it a bluesy twist just the way I like things— bluesy and funky!

Ariana DeBose and Saycon Sengbloh