Category Archives: Chicago 2011

MaSamba in 2011

As the year draws to its conclusion, it’s a good time to look over what MaSamba Samba School did in 2011, what music we played, who we worked with, and who we partied with! This ‘round-up’ blog is not written … Continue reading

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Home from Chicago

As they say, all good things must come to an end, and on Monday afternoon, we left Chicago after a week of amazing experiences, meeting amazing people, and playing some pretty damn fine samba along the way! The morning was … Continue reading

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Chicago Trip Drawing to a Close….

The last couple of days have been hectic, just as the last couple of MaSamba peeps arrived, and the work started in earnest. On Friday, we delivered a workshop up in Evanston with the Evanston Escola de Samba, in which … Continue reading

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First Workshops in the U.S.

Yesterday, we had to start to ‘earn our keep’ in the U.S. and deliver some workshops. Matt Rarey, from the Board of Evanston Escola de Samba arrived to pick us up bright and early for the drive to Carthage College … Continue reading

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First full day in the Windy City

What a beautiful day today! The weather was warm and sunny, we had some free time to explore the downtown area of Chicago and most importantly, start planning for our musical duties in this great city. When we landed yesterday … Continue reading

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Not-So-Famous-Five Travel to Chicago!

Day 1 of the trip, and we’re all up at an ungodly hour to get to the airport, and be told that there is a four-hour delay for our flight, because of wind – Mary hasn’t even gotten on the … Continue reading

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Final Countdown to the Chicago Brasilian Music Festival

With less than 36 hours to go to ‘lift-off’ we are excitedly working away on final preparations for our week-long trip to Chicago and surrounding areas. Coming so soon off the back of ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’, it … Continue reading

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Chicago Trip – planning underway

Behind the scenes, we have been working away on planning for our mini tour of the Chicago area in October of this year. This trip, which is part of the Culture Ireland Imagine Ireland project will see the band headlining … Continue reading

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