“Be Here” singer Saycon Sengbloh plays Corrine in Holler if Ya Hear Me

Saycon Sengbloh plays Corrine and Saul Williams plays John in Holler If Ya Hear Me

Saycon Sengbloh plays Corrine and Saul Williams plays John in Holler If Ya Hear Me              Photo: Jennifer Broski

 

 

 

Cast of Holler If Ya Hear Me Photo: Jennifer Broski

Cast of Holler If Ya Hear Me Photo: Jennifer Broski

 

Man oh man life brings you surprises… You never know what God has in store. Here it is 2014, I haven’t blogged in a while, I’ve been busy ya’ll: On the literary tip I’m reading TD Jakes, “Instinct” highly recommended by my girl, Joaquina and rehearsing and learning so much about myself and life. Just celebrated another Mother’s Day away from my beautiful Mom who lives in Atlanta, but she’s good and I am certainly thankful for life and breath. 2014 has brought exciting moments in my career that have in some ways renewed my self perception, my level of belief and ambition.  I was able to record some music and release a single and music video for my song Be Here. I shot a television pilot in February, 3 weeks ago I left the show, Motown the Musical, and now here I am taking part in the new hip-hop infused show, “Holler If Ya Hear Me” written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon. The process is exciting and intense, and we are performing the beautiful & very real lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Everyone asks if the show is about Tupac, well the answer is no, its not an autobiographical show, BUT by using his songs and poetry, Todd Kreidler has put together a story that absolutely draws from the ideals and subject matter expressed in his music. Holler If Ya Hear Me stars Saul Williams and is about a young man and artist dealing with change, changes in his relationships, his community and life as he knew it to be, life can be cruel, deep, & exciting . First & foremost Tupac was a story teller and he created great imagery with his lyrics and we are bringing those lyrics to life with songs like “Dear Momma”, “Changes”, and “My Block”. Not to mention his poetry is getting the royal treatment, (as it should) introducing a new audience to Tupac’s representative tongue presenting the plight of the disenfranchised youth simultaneously promoting his wisdom and wild ways. Don’t want to give it away, you must come in person to see the story and see how this city block is brought to life on the Broadway stage! Check out the clips of us in rehearsal below:

 

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

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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?

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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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Randy Bonds of RCBondsPR and Kerstyn Dioulo of Glowconnection

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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 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.

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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