Monday, October 6, 2008

Aventures in New York: Fela the musical!

Hello Friends,

This past weekend I found myself nursing a cold when a call from an old friend came. The opportunity was here: I had the wonderful chance to see Fela the musical! Well, I tell ya I washed my face got dressed and headed down to 37 ARTs. The thing is, not only is this the story of one of my favorite musicians but my friend and *YEA brother Sahr Ngaujah was its star! This show was inspiring and brought tears to my eyes and rhythm to my gut. He did a wonderful job and all his years of creativity and world travel certainly informed his instincts as an actor. Its always good to see friends from back home. I saw not only Sahr but his beautiful wife, Ayesha, as well, they were a site for sore eyes! If you love Afrobeat you'll love this show. It closed on Sunday but hopefully a tour or Broadway production will be in its future! Special thanks to J.Kyle Manzay for tix!

*YEA- Freddie Hendricks' Youth Ensemble of Atlanta

Friday, October 3, 2008

Welcome to SAYCON TALKS...ATL "Flashback Ya' Dig"

Hello World I'm Saycon Sengbloh and this is my very first entry on "Saycon Talks" . . . I'm a resident of blogland now and it feels so good!

Its a typical day in New York City and I'm missing the "A" so I had to pop in the 2006 DVD "ATL" starring Tip 'T.I.' Harris to get a little taste of home. This fun flick has it all: nick names like "New-New", rollerskatin', and Waffle House give me that feeling!!! Ya'll know what I'm talking 'bout! It's a special thing to be from College Park, Georgia, and I'm proud to represent. Antwon "Big Boi" Patton of Outcast makes a wonderful turn as the neighborhood villain in this feature film produced by Dallas Austin and Will Smith. Featuring "Skate Choreography" by music producer and family friend Vaughn Newton. The film takes me way back! My neighborhood skating ring was called "Skate Town" and for those of you who don't know, skating rinks present a lifestyle that's both family friendly and flirty too with lot's of good music. Even the elementary school would give us coupons to get in on Wednesday nights. Yes, yes, ya'll, the kiddies got to skate too! We spent many a night chasing boys and trying to be cool in the skating ring. Oh how I miss the good old days. For those of you who know me as an actress, singer, entertainer this blog will be a place to learn more about the happenings in my life and goings on in my mind!!! I'll discuss everything from music, theatre, film, and fashion, to politics, love, and culture. I call this blog a "Flashback Ya Dig" because those skates were hot!!! 'ATL' director Chris Robinson did a great job. Friends and fans hold tight we're getting pics and video and stuff on here and you'll soon have access to it all and links to my latest ventures.
I hope you enjoy reading as much as I look forward to writing!

Luv ya'll,