Category: Brazil

Brazil: A Photo Journey

Rio de Janeiro, seen from Sugarloaf

Brazil, the world’s fifth largest nation and the largest in South America, is a wonder of nature. It would take months, if not years, to fully explore its breathtaking landscapes and rich art and culture. I’ve been to Brazil a…

Top Five Things To Do In Salvador, Bahia

Porto da Barra, Salvador, Bahia

When in Salvador, do as the Baianos do. The third largest city in Brazil, Salvador, Bahia is a land of the drums, sunshine, and magic. I’ve made the journey to Salvador from its sister city Los Angeles three times in…

Dance for joy in Brazil!

Danza Afro-Brazilian Salvador Bahia Escola de Danza

I finally had a chance to edit the dance footage from the last day of Afro-Brazilian dance class of my August 2012 trip to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The video features a few of Bahia’s top master teachers and percussionists. Dancers…

Samba Dancing in Bahia, Brazil

Samba in Saubarra, Bahia

I can’t believe it’s been almost six months since my third trip to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and I haven’t put a blog post up. I’ve written about the trip, but not for this blog. Anyway, my excuse is my time’s…

Samba, samba and more samba!

Village Samba!

I just re-uploaded three videos I took of Samba dancing in Bahia, Brazil, the birth place of Samba.  Brazil’s national social dance, Samba in Bahia is usually in the form of Samba de Roda (circle dance), with everyone forming the…

The Sound of Salvador – Land of the Drums

Old town Pelourinho in Salvador, Bahia

Vibrant and laid-back, Bahia in the northeast part of Brazil has been called the land of magic and land of the drums.   Samba music was born here.  Samba dancing, together with Capoeira, is a way of life.  Many of Brazil’s…