Video Diaries: The Streets of Salvador

It’s been a whole year since I was last in Brazil and I spent last month reminiscing and wishing I was back in that special place, enjoying the sun and vibrancy of that beautiful land.

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I thought to help with my sadness I would take you back to the lively streets of Salvador where every day we encountered music being played within the old colonial landscape of Pelourinho.

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The beautiful centre at night in its colonial glory

At first I thought this was due to it being the Rio Olympics and Salvador was a host city to the football but then when I bumped into the native Salvador gal Maga at Afropunk she confirmed that is how Salvador always is! So enjoy the music and fun below as I did!

In this video we were treated to this gorgeous salsa musical affair as we ate dinner and to top it off this little man without a care in the world enjoyed the music too. I love watching people who love to dance, their joy is insatiable.

 

 

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This troupe of kids were playing in honour of the Olympics. Watch for the kid throwing his drumsticks at the back!

 

 

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We stumbled on this truly professional troupe down one of the side streets from the square; watch for the enthusiastic guy in the red cap.

 

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He was so enthusiastic that I had to get a close up of his bum wiggle. He was so entertaining!

 

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GIRL POWER! In the words of the Spice Girls. I loved seeing this all female samba band playing fiercely on the streets of Salvador.

 

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Hope this inspires you to pay a visit to this Afro-Brazilian gem of a place.

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Music ‘n’ Love

The Five to Nine Traveller xx


27 thoughts on “Video Diaries: The Streets of Salvador

  1. I miss Brazil. Would like to check out this part of Brazil next time I go. The troupes drumming and playing the trumpets in the streets with colorful buildings immediately reminded me of New Orleans, Louisiana. That’s the #1 thing I liked about New Orleans. So fun and entertaining to watch!

  2. All that live music everywhere sounds like one incredible and uplifting experience! I would love to have the chance to see and hear it in person. Thanks for sharing!

  3. OMG I love this so much! I really wanted to visit Brazil in December, but tickets are outrageous right now. But thank you for virtually transporting me there with your amazing videos!

  4. I keep hearing Salvador is amazing…thinking about going next year. All the music in the streets, definitely seems like my kind of place. I love the energy that goes along with it.

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