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Candomblé and Umbanda Salvador Bahia

Oxalá and Iemanjá are deities as familiar to people from Bahia as Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary are to the rest of Brazil, the largest Catholic country on the planet.
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The birthplace of Capoeira Salvador Bahia

Culturally emblematic and a genuinely Brazilian sport, capoeira is a mixture of martial arts, dance, and ritual developed by African slaves in Brazil sometime in the late 18th or early 19th century. ...
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Bahia Travel Guide

The history of Bahia is in some ways the history of Brazil. It was here, in what is now the town of Porto Seguro, that a squadron commanded by the Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral came ashore in 1500, a historical event that marked the discovery of the new land. Less than fifty years later, construction of the colony's first capital began on that same ground. Though it would be centuries before the Brazilian nation would be realized, the first stone in its foundation was laid....
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