Evanston Escola de Samba Champions Only Celebration

EvSambaGroupEvanston Escola de Samba won the Evanston 4th of July parade, so now it’s time to really celebrate. Join us for the Brazilian samba event of the summer on Saturday 7/28! You better be there, this is EEDS’ last major event until October. Invite your friends! Get ready for Carnaval in July!

When: Saturday 7/28 from 8 PM – 11:45 PM
Where: The Irish American Heritage Center’s Erin Room (4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60630).

The night will include samba dance lessons with Dill Costa, samba dancers, bateria (Brazilian percussion) performance, pagode and more!
$10 cash only at the door
Cash bar!

Performers: There will be two practices leading up to the event, you must attend at least one to perform at the event:
Wednesday 7/25 at Lane Tech Lawn (2501 W Addison St) 7-10 PM 
Friday 7/27 at Lane Tech Lawn (2501 W Addison St) 7-? PM


Performance at Romona International Festival

EEDS is taking our show on the road again. On March 1st we had a very fun and successful workshop and performance at the Romona International Festival at Romona Elementary School in Wilmette. I think we may have inspired some future sambista! If you want to see what we are all about, don’t forget to come to the main event, EEDS Carnaval.


Marcus Santos in Chicago this weekend

The Friday workshop will be at Quilombo and will cost $25 – there will also be a party on Saturday, December 6th at 8:30 PM at the same location (1757 N. Kimball) featuring Marcus Santos, Renato Anesi and more! You can find more info on the Facebook Event Page.


hey!  you are welcome to come check out this guy!  public workshop friday (dec. 5th) from 7-9 pm @ 1757 n. kimball ave.  let me know if you are interested.  $25.  concert and show saturday night at the same place starting at 8

percussion!  get the money in!!

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EEDS Carnaval 2014 Event Lineup and Online Tickets

Alô, Comunidade! The EEDS Carnaval 2014 Event at the Segundo Ruiz Belivs Cultural Center (4046 W Armitage, Chicago, Illinois) is less than 2 weeks away, Saturday, March 15th and the lineup is just about set! Even better, you can now purchase tickets online for $15 right here, using a credit card or Paypal. You will then be put on the guest list at the door. You can also buy tickets at the door for $15 cash. If you have any questions or problems with the online ticket purchase, please contact us at evanstonsamba@gmail.com.

You can also RSVP on Facebook, so we can get an idea of who is coming, but in order to get a spot on the guest list and guarantee entry you need to buy a ticket! This event is quickly selling out! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Carnaval 2014 Lineup (Doors open at 6:30)


7:30pm Dance class with Edilson Lima, Cristina Grieco, and Ariel Barbick
8 pm The International Capoeira Angola Foundation
8:35 pm Bateria Quilombola
8:50 pm The Evanston Escola de Samba Bateria
9:05 pm Oloboom, The Lane Tech Bateria
9:30 pm Bateria Muito Legal (70+ Bateria)
10:15 pm The Handphibians (Madison, WI)
11:05 pm Surprise
11:20 pm Bloco Maximo
12:05 am Pagode
-And even more to be announced!

EEDS Presents Carnaval 2014 on March 15th

ImageCarnaval time is here! Join EEDS and friends for an amazing Carnaval event. CARNAVAL 2014 brings together the finest Brazilian groups from Chicago and beyond for a night of high-energy Brazilian percussion, dancing, and excitement!

When: Sat., March 15: doors 6:30 PM; Dance lesson with Edilson Lima at 7:30; show 8:00
This event is ALL AGES
Tickets are $15 cash at the door or online in advance using Paypal or Credit Card

Where: Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center4046 W Armitage, Chicago, IL 60639
RSVP On Facebook!

Featuring performances by:
-The International Capoeira Angola Foundation
-Oloboom, the Lane Tech Bateria
-Bateria Quilombola
Bloco Maximo
-Pagode Maximo
The Handphibians (Madison, WI)
-The Evanston Escola de Samba Bateria
-The debut performance of Bateria Muito Legal
-And even more to be announced!

Presented by the Evanston Escola de Samba, in partnership with the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center.

Pictures from Open Rehearsal

Last Saturday, November 16th, there was an open bateria rehearsal at the Quilombo Cultural Center. It was great to see percussionists from all across the samba community in Chicago come together to jam. We covered ijexá, coco and samba batucada beats. Thanks to everyone who attended – it was a lot of fun! These rehearsals will be occurring monthly, so keep an eye out on this blog (or on Facebook) for the next event.

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Mostra Brazilian film event Sunday, Nov. 3rd

The Mostra Brazilian Film Series in Chicago starts tonight – and there will be many FREE Brazilian films in the next few weeks throughout Chicagoland. You should definitely check out the schedule. Some members of Evanston Escola de Samba is going to a film on Sunday, O Dia que Durou 21 Anos (The Day that Lasted 21 Years) , a documentary about the dictatorship in Brazil, and you are invited to join the group. The film is free – but you need to register and print a ticket for a seat.

Where: Facets Cinematheque (1517 W Fullerton Ave. Chicago, IL 60614)

When: Sunday, November 3rd, 5-7 PM

Afterward we will grab a cup of coffee/tea and discuss the film. While the film is not rated, its subject matter is probably not appropriate for children. There is a children’s film event earlier on the 3rd.

Evanston Escola de Samba’s 10th Anniversary Party

RainhadeBateriaCome Celebrate EEDS’s 10th Anniversary with food, music, a raffle and dancing at Prairie Moon! Evanston Escola de Samba, Orquestra de Samba and John Beard & Friends will perform.

When: Friday July 26th, 2013, 7-10 PM
Where: Prairie Moon, 1502 Sherman Ave., Evanston, Illinois 60201
How much: $25 (cash only) at the door – includes food and a raffle ticket (and tons of entertainment!). Pay in advance and get on the guest list here.
Who: Everyone is invited! This is an ALL AGES event.

Raffle Prizes Include: EEDS Swag, CDs, Free Restaurant Meals, and more!

Invite your friends to this event on Facebook. Everyone is welcome – EEDS students, alums, family and friends! Hope to see you there!