Final Call to Support EEDS’ Kickstarter!

Thank you to all our friends and supporters who have contributed to and shared our 4th of July Parade Kickstarter so far! There are only 5 days to go, and a lot of work left to do to reach our goal. If we do not raise $2,300 we don’t receive any of the contributions. You can contribute any amount, and receive some pretty cool EEDS swag, too! Please also share our Kickstarter link on social media if you can:

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Your donations go toward parade materials, costumes for the dancers and percussionists, payment for the teachers, as well as scholarships for members who can’t afford full-priced summer-session classes. You can also be a part of EEDS by joining us for percussion classes at 4048 West Armitage, Chicago, IL every Wednesday night from 7-8:30. All are welcome to join these drop-in classes, and you can then play in the parade! Hope to see you there, and thanks again for your support!

EEDS at the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival

2013 logo Ethnic festThe time has come for some more samba and more parading! Following up on our successful 4th of July parade, EEDS is very happy to announce that we will be performing at the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival on Saturday, July 19th at noon. We will be playing some of our repertoire and then leading a fun samba parade around the festival grounds. The Ethnic Arts Festival is always a ton of fun – so we hope to see you there!

When: Saturday July 19th, 12 PM Noon
Where: Centennial Park in Evanston, Sheridan Rd. at Clark St.


Check out the official EEDS 4th of July 2014 video

Maybe you have already seen this video on our Facebook Page, but we are more than happy to share it again! EEDS Videographer Michael Rhee produced this gorgeous video of our 2014 4th of July Parade. Enjoy (and be sure to watch in HD!) !