Osei Essed is a multi-platform artist, performing and writing for screen and stage. Recent film composition credits include the award-winning films Always in Season (2019 Sundance Special Jury Award), Period. End of Sentence (2019 Academy Award winner), TOWER (2018 Emmy winner) and Jim: The James Foley Story (2016 Emmy Winner). Essed performs with the Brooklyn-based bands The Woes and Big Hands Rhythm and Blues Band.
Mercy Mama shot by JoOn Legere. This song appears on an as yet to be released collection of songs recorded with legendary producers Bob Power and Nick Sansano.
Scandalize my name featuring YATTA
ALL Robeson is a project celebrating the artistic and humanitarian vision of activist, singer, scholar, actor, and athlete - Paul Robeson. The project began when musician Osei Essed and artist Tim Fite realized they had a shared interest in the music and work of Paul Robeson. Together, Essed and Fite began choosing songs from Robeson’s catalog, and inviting their friends to record interpretations these songs. During this process, it became clear that the themes of civil rights, workers rights, and human rights were as important today as they were when Robeson was singing himself. This is the third song from ALL Robeson: Scandalize my Name, featuring vocals by YATTA . Arrangement and art by Tim Fite, textures, strings and some voices by Osei.
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