Tunji Beier, Percussionist
Tunji Beier was born in Papua New Guinea in 1970. He grew up in Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Germany and Australia. In his early years, growing up in Nigeria, he practically talked drums before he talked language. He started playing drums while he was a baby since he was so inspired by the power Of Yoruba drumming tradition.
At the age of five he went back to Papua New Guinea and at the age of eight moved to Australia for the first time. In 1980 Tunji went to Nigeria to study Yoruba drumming. In 1986 Tunji went to South India to study classical indian percussion and stayed there for three years to receive the highest mark in the state exam for percussion. Tunji is living in Australia.
Since 1990 Tunji has been living in Germany where he has had the opportunity to play with greats such as: Charlie Mariano, Bill Cobham, Iain Ballamy, Volker Jaekel, Stepanida Borissova, Ashley Slater, T.A.S.Mani, R.A.Ramamani, Trilok Gurtu, Zakir Hussain, Satsuki Odamura, Linsey Pollak, Markus Stockhausen, Schäl Sick Brass Band, Deishovida, Hulu Project, Xenos.