EEDS Carnaval Percussion Classes start February 4 in CHICAGO!

Samba fans, EEDS is coming to Chicago! Join us for our next class session, beginning Wednesday, February 4th, as we begin our new residency partnership with the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center. In this intensive 8-week session, students will learn Rio-style percussion techniques and patterns in preparation for our major Carnaval show on March 28th, which will feature Master Drummer and Percussionist Jorge Alabê.



Dates: Wednesdays February 4th to March 25th
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4046 W Armitage, Chicago
Instructor: Reed Flygt
If you have any questions about these classes contact Reed Flygt (
Registration Fees:
$85 for 8 weeks (payable by check or cash on the first day of the session), or pay-as-you-go for $12 per class. Pay by credit card on our Paypal Donation Page.

EEDS’ New Residency for 2015

Greetings and Happy New Year to All!

We want to start the year off with some good news: Evanston Escola De Samba is excited to announce that we will begin our residency at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (SRBCC) in February. SRBCC is cultural arts organization located in Chicago’s Hermosa Neighborhood (at 4046 W Armitage), dedicated to preserving and promoting appreciation of the culture and arts of Puerto Rico. You may remember that EEDS hosted a successful Carnaval event at SRBCC last March. We plan on hosting another Carnaval event this year – so stay tuned for more details on Carnaval 2015.

We are excited to continue our partnership with SRBCC and enhance the mission of EEDS by offering more classes, hosting cultural events, and expanding our programming. We aim to achieve a greater impact in the community by promoting cultural arts, music and dance opportunities for all. Stay tuned for our February class schedule and more exciting things to come!