Derek Thorne makes music, radio, video and occasional pieces of writing. He worked as a radio producer and reporter before getting involved in charitable projects that use media and artistic expression, often with young people. He has worked on a youth filmmaking project in Tanzania, developed music and other creative output with people in Bangladesh, and run a number of projects in the UK involving anything from sound art to video diaries.
In music, he has performed under the name Derek Bangladesh; has created electronic music, sometimes within the genre known as F-Step; he has also drummed in a couple of bands, with one reviewer likening him to a “raving octopus on acid”. While living in Bangladesh, he wrote a song urging people living in the capital Dhaka to keep their city clean; after “Keep Dhaka Tidy” was played in public, the song was picked up by national TV and newspapers and he became briefly famous. He now lives in London.
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