Carnaval 2016 is this Saturday!

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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

Get ready for Carnaval!

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