hello! here is an updated glance at classes and events! all classes 7-8:30 pm (2649 n. kildare) unless noted. hit me up if you have a question. reed – 608.434.3173
march classes: 7th, 21st, 28th, SAT 31st @ quilombo 1-3
april classes: 4th, SAT 7th rehearsal 1-3 and gig @ quilombo 8pm, 11th, 18th, 25th,
may classes: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd.
june classes: 6th, 13th, thursday 21st?, 27th
july classes: 3rd, parade on the 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, SHOW ON THE 28th
special events: april 7th 20th anniversary show at quilombo, june 21st make music, july 4th parade, july 28th show.
classes will resume in january. 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28. more information forthcoming.
all classes held at 2649 n. kildare from 7-8:30 pm. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608.434.3173.
huge gig with john beard, david chelimsky and dill costa december 2nd at Fulton Street Collective. 8 pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/1362900437152666/)
please get ready for 4th of july parade in evanston!
only 2 more wednesday bateria rehearsals left (the 21st and 28th) @ SRBCC 7:30-9pm. 4048 w. armitage. most likely will be performing all numbered breaks (1-6) thumb break and baiana. bateria members will need an EEDS shirt, white pants/shorts, pleasant attitude, and appropriate swing feel.
working on scheduling another rehearsal with the dancers. TBA.
trying to finalize our theme with “evanston’s heroes are america’s heroes: our first responders.” the bateria is going with a fireman theme. a few surprises are in store. will need to assemble on central street in evanston at our assigned location at 12:30 pm. parade is at 2 pm. we are working on a 5 pm post-hang gig and celebration.
Announcing EEDS Carnaval 2017!
May 5th, 7-10pm, Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N. Knox Ave.)
We will also be having 2 workshops (May 3rd & 4th) with Mestre Jorge Alabê
$25 each, Cash only at door, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (4048 W. Armitage Ave.)
RSVP here: Workshop 1 (May 3rd), Workshop 2 (May 4th)
Tickets for May 5th: $20 in advance, $25 at the door (Cash Only)
$10 for children 7-12 — Children 6 and under are free!
Buy your tickets here!
Our gig is Sunday July 17th at 12 pm! Dawes Park! 1700 Sheridan Road, Evanston. #Boom
call time is 11 am. white pants and EEDS shirt. If you do not have a shirt e-mail email@example.com with your preferred size. the samba van is leaving SRBCC (4048 w. armitage) around 10:15 am with room for 11 people, drums, coolers full of water and more, and great friendship! contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot in the van. title the e-mail “samba van confirmation request.” right now i have spots for kelson, sergio, gloria, eudald, and michael covington.
REPERTOIRE: Last Rehearsal is this Wednesday July 13th 7-9 pm.
-Rio Style Samba with the appropriate Swing Feel
-Breaks 1,2,3,4,5 and 6.
-Jorge Break “Butterfly”
-EEDS classic break “All of Shoulder”
-Baiana and Gerais Break (Gerais Break, Gerais Mangueira, Gerais 12 – 8)
all tracks here (https://soundcloud.com/evanston-escola-de-samba/tracks)
Oi gente! Join EEDS for our annual Carnaval on Saturday, April 2! We will have drumming, dancing, food, Brazilian guest artist Mestre Jorge Alabê, Harlem Samba from New York and even more! Help spread the word by sharing our Facebook event and inviting your friends!
Where: 4048 w. Armitage (Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center)
When: 6pm-12am, Saturday, April 2
Schedule for the night (times are subject to change):
- 6 – Doors Open
- 7 – International Capoeira Angola Foundation – Chicago
- 7:45 – Oloboom
- 8 – Harlem Samba
- 8:40 – Eastern Illinois University Samba
- 9 – Evanston Escola de Samba with Jorge Alabê, Dill Costa, John Beard, David Chelimsky, Bateria Quilombola and more…
- 10:15 – Bloco Maximo
Tickets: $15 in advance for adults, $20 cash only at the door, $10 for children 7-12 (cash only at the door), and free for children 6 or under. Buy tickets in advance with a Credit Card or PayPal here and save.
Also, join us before the show for TWO percussion classes with Brazilian master percussionist Jorge Alabê. This is a rare opportunity! (you can attend one or both classes – they are $25 each):
Weds March 30 Class: Samba Class 1 w/ Jorge Alabê
Fri April 1 Class: Samba Class 2 w/ Jorge Alabê
Oi gente! As the rest of the world celebrates Mardi Gras, EEDS is committed to keeping the Carnaval spirit going. We will be rehearsing every week, with a special set of workshops leading into the big day (April 2nd).
Classes are every Wednesday, 7-8:30 unless noted otherwise.
Fee: $12/class (Rates negotiable for all college and high school students. Work study options are available as well.)
Check out the schedule below:
Spring 2016 Schedule (all sessions are 7-8:30 unless noted):
Feb. 10, 17, 24
Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 (March 23rd a lot of people will be joining us!!!)
March 30th and April 1—Workshops with Jorge Alabe 7-9 pm ($25 cash each)
April 2—EEDS CARNAVAL 2016 (Time TBA)
Everything will take place at our rehearsal space at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (4048 W. Armitage)
Check out recordings of the songs, breaks, and calls that we will be rehearsing on our Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/evanston-escola-de-samba
HELLO REALLY COOL PEOPLE!!!
here are some things to check out!
EEDS Check list: Updated 1.20.16
- e-mail me! email@example.com
- if needed 608.434.3173
- Carnaval is April 2nd.
- Jorge Alabe is coming Mar. 30th 7-9 pm and April 1st 7-9 pm. $25 per class
- if you want transcriptions let me know specifically
REPERTOIRE: RIO STYLE Group Material
- Call and Response
- Breaks 1,2,3 and modified 3,5 and 6.
- Shoulder Tap with extended surdo variation
- “O” aka Pirate, Jorge Alabe Breaks: “Thumb,” “T,” “Butterfly,” “Temple”
- Jorge Alabe Long Paradinha
- Harlem Samba Big O Break and Surdo #4 Variation
- Vou Festejar and Mocidade opening sequence
REPERTOIRE: Dudu Fuentes Material
- Gerais Deja Gerais (?)
- Group Material: O Amanha, Vou Festejar, Explode Coracao, and Mocidade 2016
- Bloco Maximo: Salgueiro 2014, Beija Flor 2015, E Hoje
You can check out recordings of some of these breaks on our Soundcloud page. We will be updating these recordings as the weeks progress.
-O Amanha w/ appropriate breaks (Monobloco version)
-Vou Festejar w/ appropriate breaks
-Mocidade 2016 w/ appropriate breaks (1 Break and Ending)
-Peguei Um Ita No Norte (AKA “Explode Coracao”) Salgueiro 1993
Winter is finally here, which means it’s the perfect time to warm up by hitting the drums with EEDS!
Throughout the month of January we are offering FREE classes as part of our preparations for Carnaval 2016. Carnaval is always our biggest event of the year and we want to get as many people as we can playing, dancing, and singing along!
During this special session we If you are new to EEDS this is the perfect opportunity to get started. You will learn to play the fundamentals of Samba. We will also be learning a samba-enredo (the school’s song for the year) that we will be featured at our Carnaval celebration later this spring.
No Commitment—Drop-in once, or every week—Admission is free
Class is every Wednesday (Jan 6, 13, 20 & 27) from 7-8:30pm
We rehearse at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (4048 W. Armitage in Chicago)
Our first class is TONIGHT (6 Jan) so forget those humpday blues and make your way over to SRBCC and help us keep the tasty beats going!
Please visit the Facebook page for the event for updates, pics, videos, and much more!
On this #GivingTuesday please consider donating to Evanston Escola de Samba. EEDS is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to teach, perform, and promote Brazilian music and dance as a vehicle for arts education and community engagement in Chicagoland.
Your donation will help EEDS fulfill its mission by ensuring that we have the funds to continue teaching classes and performing at Brazilian and other cultural events throughout Chicago.
As a non-profit every dollar goes right back into our operating costs and every little bit helps. In addition to paying for rehearsal and storage space, instrument upkeep, costumes, and performance costs, we are committed to providing financial assistance for Chicagoland high school students who want to play music with us. 30% of our students are on full scholarships due to need, and we strive to make Samba available to all. Over the years, we have worked in collaboration with organizations such as the Music Institute of Chicago, Youth Organizations Umbrella, and the Levy Center.
These outreach activities have been central to the mission of EEDS since we were founded in 2003 but we can only continue to do this with your support.
So please, take a moment to visit our donation page and help us commit to many more years of building bridges across ethnic, generational, and social groups through Samba.