Thursday, February 17, 2011

Celebrating Darien Hicks! We miss you!

I had the honor of performing for the posthumous birthday celebration of Darien Hicks a wonderful friend, brother, son, and performer who past away last year. He would have been 30 years old and we miss him! Charles Browning was the executive producer of the event and it was a class act! Hosted by the comedienne Gena Pemberton featuring musical performances by Marc Villa, Charles Browning, and dance by Danny Soto. Darien's family were in attendance and Charles also had a lovely brunch with them the next morning. I sang songs from Southern Pin-Up ( and also covered some of Darien's favorite Janet Jackson songs.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Watch the Grammy Awards Tonight: Fela! Album is nominated!

Copy/paste the link right below to purchase "Upside Down" or other songs from the Fela! soundtrack on Itunes!

Fela! is nominated for Best Musical Album! It took a while to find our section on the Grammy Website but hey all the way down I found section 80! Not sure if our category is televised but I plan to enjoy the show either way!I'm thrilled!

80. Best Musical Show Album

American Idiot
(Featuring Green Day)Billie Joe Armstrong, producer (Green Day, composers; Billie Joe Armstrong,
lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With John Gallagher, Jr., Michael Esper & Others)

Robert Sher, producer (Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, composer; Fela Anikulapo-Kuti,
lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With Sahr Ngaujah, Lillias White, Saycon Sengbloh & Others)
[Knitting Factory].

A Little Night Music
Tommy Krasker, producer (Stephen Sondheim, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist)
(2009 Broadway Revival Cast With Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury & Others)
[Nonesuch - PS Classics].

Promises, Promises
David Caddick & David Lai, producers (Burt Bacharach, composer; Hal David,
lyricist) (New Broadway Cast With Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth & Others)
[Masterworks Broadway].

Sondheim On Sondheim
Philip Chaffin & Tommy Krasker, producers (Stephen Sondheim, composer; Stephen
Sondheim, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With Barbara Cook , Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat & Others)
[PS Classics].

Click below to visit the official Grammy Site!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Saycon attends Kimberly Nichole Presents: The Rise of the Underground

I had the great pleasure of attending "Kimberly Nichole Presents:The Rise of the Underground" at Le Poisson Rouge.This show was featuring Kimberly Nichole, Rahbi, and Charles Perry! Woo they were on fire! Lots of good "sangin", ruffles, lace, diamonds and pearls: everything I adore! It was a great show and I had a great time! They were on fire!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Saycon Sengbloh attends the NYC premiere of the Whipping Man!

Theater is alive and well! I attended the opening night for the Whipping Man starring Andre Braugher. It was a very unique show that give a bit of insite into the lives of slaves own by Jewish Americans. A different angle from the usual narrative on slavery the play also featured Jay Wilkison and Andre Holland who has an uncanny resemblance to Danny Soto. Of course I had a ball hamming it up in front of the red carpet "step and repeat"! I'm a recessionista, my shoes cost more than my entire outfit! We had fun laughing as the people told Danny congrats on the show that he happened to not be in! Great Fun!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Saycon sings the National Anthem!

Click to see Saycon sing US National Anthem
Hey its Superbowl Sunday! I decided to post this video its from a baseball game I sang at a while back: the Braves vs the Mets playing in New York City! Enjoy this and the superbowl and may your beloved team win! I didn't pick a team I'm just trying to get some wings and dip yall! If you can't view the video click or copy and paste the link below to watch!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Saturday Night Live!

So Saturday night was a blast nostalgic, timely, and fun! Hanging out with old friends enjoying the shenanigans that can only go on backstage at SNL! Maia, David, Danny, and I spent our time hanging out in Keenan's dressing room and watching the scene changes and set ups backstage. Security is already tight but with "the" Mark Zuckerberg on set it was extra tight. He's so young yet so very successful, being the creator of Facebook and all! We went inside the studio to watch Nicki Minaj's performances close up. She wore a fabulous gown for the first song: the cinderella look and a hood-colorful cat suit for part two, makeup flawless both times (shout-out Day of Buddhaflyy who introduced us to hip-hop's newest chanteuse at the end of the show! Afterwards we partied with more folks from Tri-Cities highschool. Famously the Saturday Night Live crew attends an After-Party and an After-After Party! Good Times ya'll!