São Paulo Sights: Visit to Museu Afro Brasil

Earlier this month I paid a visit to the Museu Afro Brasil / AfroBrazil museum in São Paulo, a space which highlights the African perspective in the formation of heritage, identity and Brazilian culture. A space which celebrates an often untold memory and history of Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian Art. About the Afro Brasil Museum, São Paulo Situated... Continue Reading →

Jewel in the heart of Pelourinho… H.Stern

You may be familiar with the Brazilian jewellers H.Stern which has stores located internationally, including world-famous Harrods in Knightsbridge London. If you're a lover of all things beautiful, don't be surprised to find yourself in drawn towards the H.Stern store located in the heart of Salvador's historical district, Pelourinho. Bahia's influence has proudly found its way... Continue Reading →

Carnival da Bahia… Ouro Negro!

If you choose to be in Salvador da Bahia for the 'The biggest street party in the world' as opposed to Rio's world-famous Sambadrome, or any other carnival in Brazil for that matter, there is most probably a reason behind this decision.

Lavagem Itapua 2013

By word of mouth the saying goes; African slaves weren't allowed in the churches during the time of slavery and they were made to wash the steps of the churches. Today Lavagem Itapua is a festival paying homage to Afro-Brazilian tradition. The traditional 'Laundering Itapuã' is amongst the most famous and oldest religious festivals that... Continue Reading →

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