we are drumpoint
about the festival
Drummers from several countries, rhythms from faraway continents – this is drumpoint Slovakia festival. For the seventh time it is held in Nitra, the oldest Slovakian town.
This unique drum and percussion festival is a place where drum orchestras and bans from the whole Europe are meeting to celebrate rhythm, energy and a beautiful sound of exotic Brazilian drums.
our history and our future
Slovakia for the first time
The first Slovak festival of drums and percussion is coming to the streets in May 2014. The aim of the festival is to connect all drummers from Europe and to cooperate with the best lecturers. In May 2014 more than 60 drummers from 3 countires came to Nitra.
inspired by the world
Authors of the project /The Artistic Company TAMBORES/ were inspired by the European festivals with a longtime tradition, which achieves greater success every year. The Samba Festival in Coburg /DE/ is visited by the 200 000 Brazil music fans and the Notting Hill Carnival /UK/ has up to 1 million visitors every year. The choice of Nitra /SK/, as the place for such a event, wasn’t random. This town is a rarity in Slovakia – it’s the only town, which is home ground for two drum bands.
More days, more fun
Festival spread the good energy into the world – more than 150 artists from 8 countries performed at several stages, as well as in the carnival parade.
Main and the off-program
For hundreds of visitors we prepared shows of both Slovakian and foreign bands and dance groups. They could also try to be the part of the drum orchestra during the public workshops.
Lecturers from Brazil
For drummers and dancers we prepared professional workshops lead by lecturers from Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia. Would you like to become the participant of the festival? More information here.
Fiesta under the Zobor Hill
Open-air latino party
Friday will be hot in Nitra! Cool drinks, beautiful dancers and South American rhythms – all these openair in a pleasant environment of HidePark.
Samba and salsa
Rio & Salvador
On drumpoint stage during Saturday and also in the carnival parade you can see various styles of Brazil samba like it´s played in the most famous Brazil cities. You will see shows of drum bands from sesveral countries as well as performance of workshop participants lead by professional lecturers – Marcus Santos, Fabio Allman, JP Courtney and Jeremy Shaverin.
Friday at Hidepark
Saturday like in Rio de Janeiro
The Saturday program is traditionally organized in the downtown of Nitra. We will see 15 shows of bands and dance groups and also a carnaval parade with more than 100 performers. The final show of the festival be performed by amazing Ritmo Factory with Santiago Ferreira and Josias Pedrosa from Brazil, also a Marco Pillo Salsa Band in cooperation with Sangre Nueva, and our guest directly from Rio de Janeiro DJ Chicote.
Festival is in progress.
- We would like to continue in building the tradition of drummers meetings in Slovakia.
- Our aim is to bring original and quality program for public and music fans.
- It would be our pleasure, if not only professional drummers, but also non-professional musicians could take part in the festival in the future.