5 Ways to enjoy music in Salvador
Salvador is the cradle of a mixture of cultures and religions, marked by art, dance and music. Check out this list of the best musical programs to enjoy during your stay in Salvador.
Our Hotel Pousada is located in the district of Pelourinho, Historical Center of Salvador, cradle of a mixture of cultures and religions, marked by art, dance and music. Check out this list of the best musical programs to enjoy during your stay in Salvador:
1- Folkloric Ballet of Bahia
With five weekly performances at Pelourinho, Folkloric Bahia Ballet was created in 1988, and since then has received numerous awards and recognition worldwide. In its presentations it is possible to appreciate the best of capoeira, xaxado, samba de roda and many other incredible presentations always accompanied by music that pass all its vibration to the audience. Definitely a must see.
2- Mestre Bimba's Capoeira Association
Mestre Bimba was the creator of the Regional Capoeira. In addition to that, Mestre Bimba was an excellent fighter and above all a great educator, and was responsible for taking the capoeira away from the marginality with his projects. In the Capoeira Association of Mestre Bimba, in Laranjeiras Street, in Pelourinho, it is possible to attend or participate in capoeira classes, to produce a berimbau, and also playing instruments such as Pandeiro and Atabaque.
3- Terça da Benção
Every Tuesday in the Pelourinho district happens the “Terça da Benção”, which represents the syncretism and mixture between the different cultures and religions of Bahia. The central focus of this ceremony is the Rosário dos Pretos Church, located on the Ladeira do Pelourinho. At 6:00 pm, the mass begins with the sound of the drums, and enchants all who see this unique experience full of music, considered a must see for anyone who wants to get to know Salvador.
The Olodum is an afro carnival group created in the city of Salvador, Bahia. It was founded in 1979 and is an NGO of the Brazilian black movement, that gained a lot of visibility in the world after recording a clip with the pop star, Michael Jackson, in 1995. Walking along the streets of Pelourinho is very common to hear the sound of the drums in the rhythm of the group that amazes everyone with its vibrant and lively beat.
5- Dance and Percussion Workshops
After knowing the most traditional rhythms and dances of Bahia, it's time for you to learn to play a berimbau, percussion or tambourine with the masters of music, isn’t it? In addition to that, it is possible to take classes of capoeira and afro dance in several cultural centers of Pelourinho that have workshops for their visitors. An incredible experience for you a little of our culture and tradition back home.