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Drums to thunder in Petržalka

THE FIRST-EVER Slovak festival of drums will shake Bratislava’s Petržalka district at the end of October. It aims to introduce drummers and percussionists of various styles from Slovakia and around the world. The hot and, at least by Slovak standards, exotic rhythms promise to warm visitors coming in from the cold central-European autumn.

Tubabu, Czech percussionists.(Source: Courtesy of Shiraz agency)

THE FIRST-EVER Slovak festival of drums will shake Bratislava’s Petržalka district at the end of October. It aims to introduce drummers and percussionists of various styles from Slovakia and around the world. The hot and, at least by Slovak standards, exotic rhythms promise to warm visitors coming in from the cold central-European autumn.

The participating musicians include Abhijit Banerjee (India/US), Hearn Gadbois & Learned Hands (US/Czech Republic), Amirkasra Zandian (Iran/Austria), Patrycja Napierala (Poland), Tubabu (Czech Republic) and local percussionists Eddy Portella presenta El Poderoso 5tet, Batatimba, Štefan Bugala, Roman Kozák, La3no Sessions, and others.

Genres will include classical Indian music, Oriental, Latino, Central-Asian, African, Celtic and other types of indigenous music. The two-day festival, which takes place on Friday and Saturday, October 28-29, includes concerts, workshops for more advanced percussionists, discussions, dance performances, a drum circle, jam sessions, ethno-disco and other accompanying events including sale of instruments, CDs and books.

For more information about the festival, please go to www.shiraz.sk or www.kzp.sk.

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