Mitchell Brunings: Bob Marley in “MARLEY”: Baltimore Center Stage

"Marley" will premiere at Baltimore Center Stage

“Marley” will premiere at Baltimore Center Stage

Good things are happening in theatre! This spring the Baltimore Center Stage will present, “MARLEY” a musical about the songwriter, musician, the revolutionary, father, husband, and man of the people: Bob Marley! Excitedly the talented Mitchell Brunings will be portraying, Marley in this World Premiere play with the music of Bob Marley.
Got to http://www.CenterStage.org for more information. The show runs May 6th 2015 to June 14th, 2015. Will you be there? Watch the videos below of Mitchell performing some of the beautiful music of Bob Marley. Jah Bless!

 

MITCHELL BRUNINGS sings “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley

MITCHELL BRUNINGS sings “So Much Trouble In the World” by Bob Marley

UNITED AGAINST EBOLA

Join me on December 5th, 2014

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UNITED AGAINST EBOLA

hosted by* Matt Dillon *Bonnie Young *MacDella Cooper *Hans Humes

***Fashion Music Cocktails Dinner***

Music by Zelma Davis, Saycon Sengbloh

with band Charanga Soleil & Brass For Africa

Friday December 5th, 2014

Saycon Sengbloh to perform at United Against Ebola Benefit

Saycon Sengbloh to perform at United Against Ebola Benefit, videography by YellaFella Entertainment

Get your tickets and support now!

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++++United Against Ebola- Sponsored by British Airways, Greylock Capital Management, Segal Family Foundation, Heinekin, VOGA, and TYKU

Watch VIDEO of Saycon Sengbloh singing Young, Gifted, & Black (featuring on vocals Stephanie Fisher, & Christin Amena)

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”.

Watch Saycon live at 54 Below

Check out this video footage of my August 13th Concert at 54 Below! I’m Saycon Sengbloh and I love to entertain, be it acting or singing please enjoy these clips. Scroll down for list of full band and singers below:

I’m Here [From the Color Purple]

Mama’s House / I Can’t Stand the Rain

The Band:

Lead Vocals- Saycon Sengbloh

Piano- Andre “Chez” Lewis,  Vocals- Stephanie Fischer,  Vocals- Christin Amena

Drums- Alex Durant,  Bass- Marcus Reddick,  Guitar- David Rosenthal

Associate: Tim Yates          Assistant: Darius Bradley

 Many  thanks to Eric Perl for video and editing!

Saycon Sengbloh Single “Everything” Available CDbaby, iTunes, & Amazon

Download Everything by Saycon online now

VINTAGE POP SOUL w/ SAYCON @ 54Below in NYC Aug 13th

What a year its been so far! What a journey, I’m excited to share some new music with you all as I prepare my concerts for my 54 Below debut. Earlier this year I was  seen in the show  Holler If Ya Hear Me which featured the music of Tupac Shakur  and Motown the Musical in the heart of Times Square on Broadway. Also I’m featured along with the cast of Fela the Musical in the Sundance documentary, Finding Fela Any of you who may want to see more of me get to know the voice and personality behind the actress, come out to hear me sing some of your favorite songs in my own way and some just as you like them( lol). Songs from my theatrical career and songs I wrote as well, with a tasty meal or drinks and desserts to boot! My Instagram moniker is VintagePopSoul and I decided to name the show that because they all exist within me. Thanks for all the well wishes on this year’s success I remain grateful! Mark your calendars now Gmail users!

Saycon at 54 Below Aug 13th and Aug 29th

Excitedly, I have also released the 2nd single from my forth coming album, the song is called “Everything” and you can download it on iTunes and Googleplay !Download Everything by Saycon online now

*photos by Kat Hennesey
*Cd cover graphics Mojo Visual

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

Holler If Ya Hear Me In 2014

“Through every dark night, there’s a bright day.” – Tupac Shakur

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HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME

a new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur

written by Todd Kreidler

directed by Kenny Leon

opens June 19, 2014

at the Palace Theatre on Broadway

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, a new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, written by Todd Kreidler, directed by Kenny Leon, will begin performances on June 2, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street).

 

Casting and ticketing information will be announced soon.

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the world inside Tupac Shakur’s music and lyrics, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner city lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century’s most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today..

 I grew up in Atlanta where director, Kenny Leon, was a leader in theater, over the years I’ve watched him stake a claim in both theater and television.  So its exciting to see these words brought to life with Leon’s critical eye, his respect for Tupac’s legacy and his personal experiences as an African- American man to inspire this story and direction.

Joining director Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun [2004 and 2014], Fences [2010], The Mountaintop) and author Todd Kreidler (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and direction of How I Learned What I Learned), on the creative team are Tony Award® winner Wayne Cilento (Wicked, The Who’s Tommy, How to Succeed…[1995], AIDA, Sweet Charity [2004]), and musical supervisor Daryl Waters (Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk, The Color Purple, Memphis).

 

The design team includes sets and video by Tony Award® winner David Gallo (The Mountaintop, The Drowsy Chaperone, Memphis), costumes by Reggie Ray (Stick Fly), lighting by Mike Baldassari (Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret [1998], Nine [movie]) and sound by John Shivers and David Patridge.

 

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME is produced on Broadway by Afeni Shakur, Eric L. Gold, Chunsoo Shin and Jessica Green.  General Manager is Richard Martini   for KL Management.

 

www.HollerIfYaHearMe.com

Visit SayconTalks.com to get the latest details!

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!

BE HERE Saycon

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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