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Aug 26, 2004 - Holy capoeira kicking, booty-shakin, beat banging Bahia!

So, Salvador improved slightly. I found a way to deal with the place the only way I know how -by immersing myself in the one good thing it has to offer-- incredible music! Music—always my salvation. Salvador by night aint half bad. It still smells like piss, sewage, and dende oil, but just about every night of the week a different afro-brazilian percussion ensemble takes to the streets cranking out amazing rhythms. They lead the town in a dancing parade until everyone arrives at the place where they will play for the night. I got to see...

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