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
As a special treat this Carnaval season we have a very special guest – master Brazilian percussionist Jorge Alabê! Not only will he be making an appearance at our main Carnaval event on Saturday March 28th – he will be holding two percussion workshops with EEDS the week before Carnaval: Wednesday the 25th and Friday the 27th! This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the best Brazilian percussionists in the US. You don’t have to be an EEDS member or student to attend class, and you don’t need to attend both classes. Instruments will be provided, and all levels are welcome, though the lesson will be geared to those with at least some experience.
EEDS Jorge Alabê Carnaval Workshops:
Wednesday March 25th and
Friday, March 27th
Location: Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center. 4048 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL
Both classes 7-9 pm
$20 for each class ($40 for both) – cash or check accepted
More Jorge Alabê Workshops!
Be sure to check out Jorge Alabê’s workshops earlier in the week: “Drums of The Orixa” (dance, song and drumming workshop)
When: Mon, March 23, 6:30pm – Tue, March 24, 8:00pm
Where: Dance Center of Colombia College 1306 South Michigan Avenue. ()
Description Platform for the exposure and exploration of authentic Candomblé w/with mestre drummer Jorge Alabe do Xango.
Advance tickets: $40 for both days Or $25 per day. Please note: Participants must bring their own conga and drum sticks to class. To register please call 312-545-5034.