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In 2009, Craig was nominated for Best Soundtrack at the RTS Awards for his music for the acclaimed BBC-TV drama series, "Moses Jones", which also garnered Craig a British Academy Award nomination for Best Original Music in May 2010. Since the series, he has teamed up with talented Ugandan musicians, Denis Mugagga and Daniel Sewagudde (formerly of DaTwinz fame in Africa), to create the group the Ganda Boys, with two albums ("The War of Love" and 'Africa') and live shows in Europe and Uganda. Craig is a core performing member and band leader of the group: he co-writes the songs and arranges and produces all the recordings. He is founder and director/CEO of the Ganda Foundation, started by the Ganda Boys, involved with fundraising concerts and activities to bring First World awareness to dire conditions in the Third World. The Ganda Foundation's fundraising work has directly benefited hospitals and schools in Uganda.
Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
Composer, Arranger, Player of African percussion/Keyboards/Piano/Sitar/Synthesisers/Trumpet, World music producer
It's impossible to cover all of Craig's gifts and accomplishments within our word limit here! His full profile can be found on his website, Heaven on Earth Music..
Craig, an American living in the UK for many years, is an international film composer and gold and platinum record producer and arranger, besides being a multi-instrumentalist, sound designer and world fusion expert. He has worked with many international stars such as Madonna, Sir Cliff Richard, Sarah Brightman and Sheila Walsh, Katie Melua, Manic Street Preachers, Massive Attack and others. Craig has composed feature film soundtrack music for six films including Bride & Prejudice and Bend It Like Beckham.
Craig is the director/founder of the UK record label Heaven on Earth Music. His "Sacred Chants" series of recordings is known globally and used by many Yoga teachers and leaders of the human development movement in their motivational and inspiration work.
Craig has been an active Art of Living teacher for many years. He is also a photographer, graphic designer and published poet. He originally studied physics and philosophy at MIT in Boston, and has lived in Kenya where he was a full-time member of the teaching staff at the East African Conservatoire of Music in Nairobi. He is married to artist Asta Pruess and they have two children.