A group of talented drummers from ESC performed at Copa Lagos Beach Soccer event (http://www.copalagos.com/) this past weekend and wowed the crowds with their samba skills. They paraded on the beach for the first time and played in the arena to a lively receptive audience who really loved their performance. The weekend performances were a great learning experience ahead of Calabar Carnival which ESC is due to partake in at the end of the month. One of our younger members told us it was the best day of his life which really made us feel proud and happy to be part of such an inspiring project.
On Thursday 12th June 2014 Èkó Samba Community was invited to perform on the opening night of the World Cup 2014 at Rhapsody in VI, Lagos. With the Brazilian hosts taking on Croatia in the opening match, energy was high and the great atmosphere quickly spread to Lagos. The samba vibes were truly contagious and the kids enjoyed performing to an enthusiastic crowd who were transported to Brazil with each beat of the drum. We look forward to our next performance at Rhapsody (Ikeja location), on June 16th when Nigeria will play their first World Cup match against Iran.
On 9th June 2014 the Nigerian Entertainment site, Pulse invited Èkó Samba Community to perform at their launch of Pulse Sports for the World Cup 2014 in Brasil. This was an exciting opportunity for ESC to perform a short set in preparation for the upcoming gigs they have lined up throughout the World Cup. It was also great exposure for the kids involved and the project as a whole.
Check out the video below!