just wanted to share some video from my latest musical excursion.

this is Saycon Sengbloh, a Georgia-born singer & actress who’s appeared in all sorts of Broadway shows (including Aida, Wicked, and The Color Purple, to name just a few) and can currently be seen as Martha Reeves in Motown: The Musical.  i first saw Saycon in the summer of 2008 in a production of Hair that ran in Central Park.  a little over a year later, i was pleasantly surprised to see she was part of the cast of Fela! when i went to see it in previews on Broadway.  until the other night, however, i had never caught her doing her own gig, featuring her own music.  

a few weeks ago, i learned Saycon had a show coming up on December 16th to celebrate the release of her new single, “Be Here.”  in my ongoing effort to advocate for the artists i appreciate (especially those from the independent music scene here in NYC), i reached out to see if she minded me shooting some video, and fortunately, she gave me the green light.  

the show was a mix of originals & covers, social consciousness & sexiness, and all an expression of Saycon’s “vintage, pop soul.”  in the clip above, you can watch her perform her new song, “Be Here.”  there are a couple more moments from the show over on my youtube page, and of course, she can be found at all the various links i’ve embedded in this post.  if you love R&B delivered with intelligence, beauty and powerhouse vocals, Saycon Sengbloh won’t let ya down.