Teaching Artist

Moeketsi O. Gibe, percussionist, musician and dancer, grew up in post – apartheid South Africa, and lived through the remnants of apartheid including an education system that was broken and not tailored for all children. He studied African Music and Dance with a focus of Drumming and Dance at the University of cape Town in South Africa, and obtained his Performers Diploma in African Music and Dance at the (UCT) University of Cape Town where he learned and performed with great artist from all over the African continent.

Since moving to the U.S. in 2006, Moeketsi has worked as teaching artist for Bay Area organizations such as Destiny Arts Center, (AHC) Attitudinal Healing Connection and Get Empowered. An active performing artist with Zulu Spear Band of South Africa and Chinyakare Ensemble Music and dance of Zimbabwe. Moeketsi also toured the USA in 2013-2014 with Zuma Zuma an African Acrobatic music and dance show. Moeketsi’s philosophy is based on the African proverb “Motho ke moth ka Batho” meaning “A person is person because of the people”.