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Salvador lives by the rhythm of music and uses it successfully to convey a great sense of social cohesion within a rich multicultural city. Home to the renowned composers Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, Salvador has been the birthplace of many music genres including tropicalismo, axé, bossa nova and samba.”

Our hosts for this adventure are ICBIE, a non-profit organization located in the picturesque Ribeiro. Here, you’ll find a haven with seven rooms, hammocks, meeting spaces, a library and a garden. Ribeiro, located along the coast where fishing boats dock, offers gentle sea breezes amidst lush tropical greenery.

This setting is ideal for musicians and non musicians as well as couples seeking an unforgettable experience, there will be activities for everyone. Prepare to hear outstanding local artists, engage in jam sessions, visit nature preserves and turtle sanctuaries, beaches, vibrant local markets and museums, witness the craftsmanship of artisans who create exquisite percussion instruments.

This is a trip for well traveled and curious people, the accommodation is in a comfortable hostel where each room has a private bathroom, alternatively we can host you in apartments nearby. We will be moving around by Uber and other local transportation in small groups.

Day 1

Saturday, March 9th: Arrival in Salvador De Bahia
Arrive in Salvador De Bahia, transfer to ICBIE in Ribeiro and check-in to your rooms
Welcome dinner at ICBIE , where you’ll taste authentic Bahian cuisine.

Day 2

Sunday March 10th: Introduction to Afro-Brazilian Culture

Morning: Begin your journey with a guided visit to the Casa Do Carnaval. Casa do Carnaval tells the story of the celebration with a visual and sensory journey, including various thematic aspects of the festival that is at the heart of popular culture, social transformations, and the formation of Bahian identity.
Afternoon: Join a workshop led by Jocelyn Medina and Marc Mommas
Evening dinner in a local restaurant and live music.

Day 3

Monday March 11th: Beach Day

Explore Praia do Forte, known for its turtle sanctuary, clear waters, natural pools, rivers and an ecological reserve of native flora and fauna.
Enjoy beachside picnics and water activities, such as swimming and snorkeling.
Dinner at ICBE

Day 4

Tuesday March 12th: Music Workshops

Explore the bustling Mercado Modelo, a lively market showcasing local crafts and art.
Dive into Afrobrazilian rhythms with a percussion workshop at the Escola Olodum, Marc Mommaas and Jocelyn Medina will contribute to the workshop and following discussion breaking down the experience for us.
Evening, after dinner Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of a local jam session

Day 5

Wednesday March 13th: Artistic Exploration

Morning: Visit the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) to admire contemporary Bahian artwork.
Afternoon: Explore the studios of local artisans creating traditional percussion instruments.
Evening: After Dinner we will attend an Afro-Bahian dance performance at the charming Teatro Vila Velha.

Day 6

Thursday March 14th: Cultural Activities

Engage in hands-on workshops at the Cultural Center of the Bahia Reconcavo, learning about dance, capoeira, and cuisine.
Interact with local artists and gain insight into their creative processes.
Dinner in a local restaurant followed by a performance of traditional Bahian music

Day 7

Friday March 15th: Explore Salvador De Bahia

Morning: Guided tour of the historic Pelourinho district, showcasing its colorful colonial architecture.
Afternoon: Visit the Museum of Sacred Art, home to an extensive collection of religious artifacts.
Evening: Experience the lively atmosphere of Largo do Pelourinho with its street performers and local cuisine. Followed by a Jam Session at Jazz Na Avenida

Day 8

Saturday March 16th: Farewell and Departure

Gather for a farewell breakfast at the ICBIE center, where you can share memories and contact information.
Check-out from your accommodation and bid farewell to Salvador De Bahia or extend your stay to explore Brazil on your own.

  • Daily Excursions
  • Workshops with Jocelyn Medina and Marc Mommaas
  • Workshop with local artists
  • Transportation to and from venues
  • All Meals ( breakfast, light lunch and dinner)
  • Entrance to museums & local guides
  • Transfer from Salvador Airport to ICBIE and back
  • Transportation from your country of origin to Brazil
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
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