Croc E Moses has words in his blood. Both his parents work with words. His mother is a poet and his father is a judge. He was born an April fool in sub-arctic Canada and has now lived well over half his life in Swaziland and South Africa as a slam poet, musician and instigator.
This global African sees himself as a trans media creature with his foundation for poetry being rooted in drumming and movement. His delivery is strongly influenced by the power of song, much of which is now accompanied by acoustic guitar. Drawing on exposure to extremes, his material is serious, sensitive, deep, sometimes profound, but equally flippant and possibly humorous.
He has performed for South African as well as international audiences. Highlights include having the shared the stage with Linton Kwezi Johnson, Saul Williams, and Gcina Mlophe. Apart from performing at festivals, conferences, schools, universities, open mics, fundraisers, dinner parties, exhibition openings, a rehab centre, Pollsmoor prison and solo gigs, he overlaps with various education efforts as much as possible. He is an active member of the Children’s Book Network, offering workshops to inspire children to discover their voice through a love of reading, writing and learning.
He has self-published two books (Twilight Sunburn and Through) and two CDs (Mellowdrama and Incite the In Sight). His new book Driftword is due to be published by UNISA Press this year. His new music CD will be available in October.