We asked some people who love Salvador what would be a must do in the city during this summer and party time!!!
Among the guests there are producers, cultural agitators, digital influencers and artists. They’ll get you by the hand and take you for a ride that totally fits them.
In this one, the one who takes you to a perfect day in Salvador is Tia Má! Maíra Azevedo, known as Tia Má, is a Brazilian journalist and digital influencer, and on the stage, with the play Tia Má com a Língua Solta, she brings up subjects that are not a joke, such as racism, sexism and violence against women. However, she uses humor as a tool for reflection.
Noite da Beleza Negra (Night of Black Beauty)
“… Good tour in Salvador? First thing: who is in the city really needs to go to Noite da Beleza Negra (Night of Black Beauty), where black women are already goddesses (regardless of whether or not they compete), but on that day the dream is to receive the sacred mantle and be the queen of Ilê Aiyê block, the first Afro block in Brazil. Then everyone has the obligation to know our history, to recognize our beauty, to look at each other and to know that every black woman there is the true goddess…”
Content Coordination Tip:
Did you lose the Night of Black Beauty? Go see the beginning of Ilê Aiyê block on Carnival on Saturday. A magical night, in which the elected ebony goddess conducts the members of the block, Liberdade is filled with light, candomblé rites protect and bless the block as it leaves, and from there, everyone goes to Campo Grande for the parade “o mais belo dos belos” on the Avenue. And don’t forget to write Tia Má’s tip for next year, it’s really a must-see!
The charms of Cidade Baixa seashore
“…Talking about Salvador, everyone thinks about the beach, but only the seashore of Cidade Alta. People miss the opportunity to know the railway suburb, the charms of Cidade Baixa seashore, the beach of São Tomé de Paripe, which has recently been revitalized and is a delight. From there you take the boat and go straight to Ilha de Maré which, few people know, it’s part of Salvador. In Ilha de Maré, 90% of the population is black and preserve culture, history, there’s a lot of embroidery, of banana candy wrapped in banana straw. So, if you’re in Salvador, go to São Tomé and from there head down to Ilha de Maré”.
By Maíra Azevedo, Tia Má
Digital Influencer &
Invited by the Content Coordination Team
Jéssica dos Santos. Ilê Aiyê. Noite da Beleza Negra. Foto: André Frutuôso