POETRY

“His spoken word is raw, authentic, brutally honest and beautifully optimistic”

– Channel 4 Talent

Musa writes and performs his poetry at various venues, and private events. He has been commissioned to write poems for the BBC World Service and the Football Association, and has performed his work, among others, at Latitude, Bestival and Glastonbury Festivals, at the Southbank Centre and BBC Broadcasting House, the Tällberg Forum and the Palace of Versailles, the latter for an audience of EU environment ministers.  The winner of the 1996 WHSmith Young Writers Competition, he has taught in several schools and has set his poetry to music, having performed with bass music producers LV, singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews and jazz musicians Arun Ghosh, Corey Mwamba and Soweto Kinch.  You can see a selection of his performances at the links below.

“The Creep”, at the Tällberg Forum, June 2008

“Passport”, with The King’s Will, December 2011

“An Ode to Football”, for the Football Association, December 2014

“Cooper Chimbonda”, Poejazzi, February 2007

“Accelerate”, with Lyrix Organix, November 2010

“The Flight”, with LV, June 2008