The men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated have taken over Washington DC in celebration of their 100 year anniversary. All week long there have been seminars, panel discussions, events, and concerts commemorating the illustrious organization’s centennial of servitude to mankind. The Club 2014 Day Party with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated soror & R&B Divas: ATL star Syleena Johnson was one of those concerts. Attendees filled the host hotel’s Washington Marriott Wardman Park exhibit room in anticipation of the soulful singer and were entertained by comedian & Real Husbands of Hollywood staff writer Brother Joey Wells and guest DJ, Eddie George.
Soon after her name was announced, Johnson appeared to a warm welcome and got down to business. In true Syleena fashion she performed a melodic run through of her albums’ chapters that lead up to her latest smash hit single “Perfectly Worthless”. She even blessed the audience with a preview song off of her upcoming album Chapter 6: Couples Therapy and with the opening lyrics being, “Truth is sometimes you get on my nerves.” It is sure to be an attention grabber with listeners. October 14th is the release date set for Chapter 6. Her vocals at the concert were accompanied by local singers Kenny Wesley, Nona Rawls, and guitarist Robbie McDonald. It really makes a difference when an artist who is a flat footed (And at times barefoot on stage) bonafide singer has backing vocalists who can actually sing as well. Not just riff and run, but can actually sing with skill and possess a working knowledge of the differential notes they are singing. Kudos to Robbie as well, his strumming and Syleena’s larynx make beautiful music together. Get this though, while Syleena was performing on stage DC Area master painter in his own right, Demont Pinder was steadily working on a masterpiece that he amazingly completed and signed just as Syleena finished her set. His painting of the founders of Phi Beta Sigma Incorporated was praised by Syleena and then presented to International President Jonathan Mason Sr. who absolutely approved of it. After Syleena finished her last song she took one great big selfie with the audience and then went to do a meet and greet where she signed copies of her albums, took pictures with fans, and chopped it up with her sorors and frat. For more information on Syleena Johnson and her upcoming shows visit her website www.syleenamusic.com