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Croc E Moses was born in Canada and has been based in Swaziland and South Africa for more than half his life. Before his commitment to poetry, the spoken word and music, the multi-skilled Moses has also been a drummer, an art school student, a graphic designer, a candle shop maker, a waiter, and even enrolled for an MBA.
For the last decade, Moses has been performing poetry. His work can be defined as serious, sensitive, deep, sometimes profound, but equally flippant and possibly humorous.
Moses has performed his poems and songs at festivals, conferences, universities, open mics, fund raisers and solo gigs mainly in South Africa, but also internationally, with some of his career highlights including performing at the Magic Word at the Junction in the UK in 2009, the Badilisha International Poetry X-Change in Cape Town the following year, and the TEDx Table Mountain Talk in Cape Town this year.
Over the last twelve years, Moses has independently produced and published a volume of poetry, Twilight Sunburn (2004), a music CD, Mellowdrama (2006) a book titled Through (2008) and a Live CD Incite The In Sight (2010). To date, he still prints, binds and trims his publications by hand, and offers this as a bookmaking workshop.
Moses was commissioned to write the opening songWe Don’t See, for the eTV documentary Welcome Nelson, broadcast at the 20th anniversary celebration of Nelson Mandela’s release in February 2010.
In the last three years, Moses has been overlapping with education efforts, offering workshops, talks and performances to mainly high school students. He has also taught himself guitar, where he plays content that is mainly social commentary, always encouraging people to ‘play attention’.
A new album is in the pipeline as well as a multi-media release to be published by UNISA Press in 2013.