Derek De Beer is a world-renowned master 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.