Derek De Beer

Profile:
Derek is a drummer, percussionist and songwriter who was born in Rhodesia, a country now known as Zimbabwe. During a professional music career spanning more than 40 years, he has earned acclaim as a leading performing artist on Sabian cymbals, Pearl drums, rim-shot sticks and Remo skins. During his 20 years as a professional drummer, he played an integral role in helping bands like South Africa's "Savuka" earn 11 Gold LPs in nine countries. The music of Savuka has been featured in several movies, most notably Rain Man, George of the Jungle and Invictus.

Derek has toured the world many times over, sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in entertainment. He has performed with Johnny Clegg, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Tracy Chapman and Robert Palmer, among others.

In 1997, Derek developed an artistic educational program for Canadian schoolchildren that features an ethnic African beat, a concept Derek likes to refer to as a "rhythm safari". Over the years, Derek's spectacular performances have also caught the attention of government departments and corporations, and he is now in demand as an entertainer and motivational speaker for company events.
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Derek De Beer Discography Tracks

Vocals

DNW 2345 Derek De Beer - Fantasy album art Fantasy (31) Fantasy (31) - Fantasy(LP, Album) CBS DNW 2345 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
WB 9 25155-4 Derek De Beer - Stand Your Ground album art Juluka Juluka - Stand Your Ground(Cass, Album, Dol) Warner Bros. Records Inc. WB 9 25155-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
Derek De Beer - Scatterlings Of Africa album art Johnny Clegg & Savuka Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Scatterlings Of Africa (Single, EP) EMI UK 1987 Sell This Version
Derek De Beer - Third World Child album art Johnny Clegg & Savuka Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Third World Child (Album) EMI, EMI UK 1987 Sell This Version
Derek De Beer - Shadow Man album art Johnny Clegg & Savuka Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Shadow Man (Album) EMI US 1988 Sell This Version
JD TOT 360 440, JD 360 440, 360 440 Juluka Juluka - Musa Ukungilandela(LP, Album, RE) Totem Records (3), Totem Records (3), Totem Records (3) JD TOT 360 440, JD 360 440, 360 440 France 1990 Sell This Version
Derek De Beer - Heat, Dust & Dreams album art Johnny Clegg & Savuka Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Heat, Dust & Dreams (Album) Capitol Records, EMI US 1993 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

DNW 2345 Derek De Beer - Fantasy album art Fantasy (31) Fantasy (31) - Fantasy(LP, Album) CBS DNW 2345 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
WB 9 25155-4 Derek De Beer - Stand Your Ground album art Juluka Juluka - Stand Your Ground(Cass, Album, Dol) Warner Bros. Records Inc. WB 9 25155-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
Minc (O) 4051461 Derek De Beer - Johnny Clegg And Savuka album art Johnny Clegg & Savuka Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Johnny Clegg And Savuka(12") MINC Minc (O) 4051461 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
Derek De Beer - Scatterlings Of Africa album art Johnny Clegg & Savuka Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Scatterlings Of Africa (Single, EP) EMI UK 1987 Sell This Version
Derek De Beer - Third World Child album art Johnny Clegg & Savuka Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Third World Child (Album) EMI, EMI UK 1987 Sell This Version
Derek De Beer - Shadow Man album art Johnny Clegg & Savuka Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Shadow Man (Album) EMI US 1988 Sell This Version
JD 760189, 760189 Derek De Beer - African Litany album art Juluka Juluka - African Litany(CD, Album) Totem Records (3), Totem Records (3) JD 760189, 760189 France 1989 Sell This Version
JD TOT 360 440, JD 360 440, 360 440 Juluka Juluka - Musa Ukungilandela(LP, Album, RE) Totem Records (3), Totem Records (3), Totem Records (3) JD TOT 360 440, JD 360 440, 360 440 France 1990 Sell This Version
Derek De Beer - Heat, Dust & Dreams album art Johnny Clegg & Savuka Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Heat, Dust & Dreams (Album) Capitol Records, EMI US 1993 Sell This Version