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Salvador

Sacred Food and Martial Arts in Brazil’s Northeast

Unlike the rest of the country, seafood and coconut are prominent in the kitchens of Salvador da Bahia, but as BristoLatino food editor James Freeman finds out, it is dendê that really feeds the city. Palm oil has a reputation. The mere mention brings to mind ecological devastation in Indonesia and charity appeals to save the orangutans. […]

The changing sounds of Salvador carnival

Bristolatino joint editor-in-chief Phoebe Hopson looks at the two sides to Salvador Carnival, and discusses what they say about modern Brazilian culture. Salvador, situated in the northern state of Bahia, is the birthplace of Afro-Brazilian culture. Built on a triangular peninsular, the city’s cultural identity has been shaped by the Slave Trade. Despite its murky […]