Meet Bahia. The Black heart of Brazil

Sometimes, there’s no need to type any words words….


Fox5NY

Published on Apr 10, 2018




Brazil is known to be one of the most sought-after travel destinations on Earth. Iconic beaches, mountains, and landmarks dot the horizon of this massive country. However, the part of Brazil that most people don’t know about is the Afro-Brazilian culture brought by 500 years of colonization and slavery. In the city of Salvador, Bahia, it has developed into its own unique subculture of Brazil’s diverse ethnic landscape. Paulo Rogerio, an entrepreneur and social activist, told us about its unique cultural makeup, which can be seen in various aspects of everyday life in Salvador. Capoeira is a style of martial art that originated in Salvador. It combines the rhythmic movements of traditional African dance with the hard-hitting reality of a serious fighting style. I joined a class to see if I could compete with the locals. After working up an appetite, the crew went to eat at one of Salvador’s critically acclaimed but little-known dining spots for an Afro-Brazilian meal reminiscent of some African-American soul food. –FITZ HENLEY https://www.instagram.com/fitztheworl…

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News & Politics

Fox5NY

Published on Apr 10, 2018




Everybody knows about the beautiful beaches in Brazil but not everybody knows about the stories behind them. A small stretch of sand in the Salvador neighborhood of Baha is routinely ranked on the world’s top beaches list. Porto da Barra is a bustling neighborhood beach with a strong tie to Brazil’s history. It was one of the first places Europeans landed when they came to this land, making it an integral part of Salvador’s identity. Similar to the beach culture, music is one of the pillars of this community. A local band called Biana System is one of the strongest examples of cross-cultural exchange in the form of music combining reggae, hip-hop, rock and roll, and traditional local sounds for an energy-filled musical experience you have to see to believe. For an unexpected look at the local sports culture, we headed to a skateboard park to speak with Nilzete Santos, the owner of Afrotours in Salvador. She explained the changing tide of culture hitting the historic city. –FITZ HENLEY Find Fitz on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitztheworl…

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