Kosi

is creating music and intimacy

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  • Exclusive clips of videos of concerts held at my house
  • Early access to new music and music videos as I create them
  • My deep and sincere appreciation that you are a patron
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  • Exclusive FULL LENGTH videos of solo concerts (Acoustic Matinee) held at my house
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  • Your name in the liner notes of my next album and every possible shout out on social media
  • Exclusive FULL LENGTH videos of band concerts (coming whenever quarantines lift)
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  • My deep and sincere appreciation

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About

Hello!

I am a black jazz/soul/folk singer-songwriter from NYC, sheltering in place in Baltimore, trying to navigate whatever the new normal is for artists like me. You are a music lover in search of spiritually transformative authenticity. I can help you. You can help me.

There is an intrinsic spiritual reward and special place in heaven that comes from listening to and supporting independent music, but I can offer you earthly treasures as well.

Right now I'm livestreaming intimate house concerts every month, direct from my living room to your computer screen, and I want you there. As well, I've decided to begin work on the very long project that will be my sixth album, and I want you to hear my newest songs as I'm working on them. I want your input when I'm having trouble deciding on something. I want to give you the credit in liner notes and on social media when the time comes for being my supporter. And I'm sure you want all that as well, which is why I'm glad we've found each other. 

Welcome to my patreon. Thank you for being here.

--Kosi
[kosi-sings.com]

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Kosi (née Akosua Gyebi) is a New York City based singer/songwriter with nappy hair and jazz roots. Although she always brings just a little drama to her compositions and interpretations, she's more than just a drama queen. She's got piercing eyes and a voice that's larger than her body. But, small as she is, she won't fit in a box. She switches styles more quickly than you can follow, from jazz, to rock, then folk, but never more than a few steps away from the blues.

She cites Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone as her main influences, and has been compared to Tracy Chapman, India Arie, Ma Rainey, and Bessie Smith. However, despite her comparisons and influences, everything about Kosi, from her nappy hair to her sometimes bare feet, from her occasionally jarring lyrics to her now-she's-sweet-now-she's-screaming dramatic interpretations, radiates authenticity. "I am not creating anything," she says, "nor am I deconstructing anything. I am neither an iconoclast nor a follower. I am simply myself, and that is enough." She's more than enough. You definitely want to hear this girl sing... if you can handle it.

Kosi's fifth and latest album, Stranger in Every Town, a concept album about the joys, pains, and existential terror of touring independently, was released on Nov 4, 2018 on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and all other platforms. Her fourth album, I Know Who I Am, is also a concept album telling the story of guilt, absolution, love, and self-actualization through original jazz and negro spirituals. Along with her third album, Ghosts Appearing through the Sound, which is a tribute to Abbey Lincoln, and her first two albums, Pictures of Us and One More Cup of Coffee, each of which is comprised of eight of Kosi's original songs and two jazz standards, it is available for purchase or download on Amazon, CDBaby, Bandcamp, and on her website: kosi-sings.com.
Goals
$72 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 a month, I'll be able to significantly improve the audio quality of my videos by hiring an engineer to make proper audio recordings of my performances and editing them into the videos rather than relying on the camera's microphone.
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