1st DAY – Candomblé – Afro-Brazilian Religion
Brief history about Candomblé
Mediator: João Antônio dos Santos, ogã from Terreiro Bate-Folha.
10h30 VISIT TO THE TERREIRO BATE-FOLHA
Bate-Folha is one of the largest and oldest Terreiros of Candomblé in Bahia. From Congo-Angola Nation, the terreiro was founded in 1916 and is the largest of Salvador in extension, 14.3 hectares, a remnant land of Mata Atlântica where the sacred trees are centenaries. It was recognized as Brazilian Cultural Heritage by Iphan – Institute of National Historical and Artistic Patrimony and Brazilian Cultural Territory by the Palmares Foundation.
Lunch at the restaurant Paraíso Tropical
Paraíso Tropical is a restaurant specialized in Bahian food. Very cozy and with very delicious dishes it is located in a rustic place in communion with a rich green area and a beautiful orchard with more than 6 thousand trees. It has already been awarded by Commanderie Des Cordons Bleus De France – the world’s largest cooking school and voted the best food in Brazil by Guia 4 Rodas.
2nd DAY – São Bartolomeu Park – former Quilombo dos Urubus
Brief history of the São Bartolomeu Park – former Quilombo dos Urubus
10h30 VISIT TO THE SÃO BARTOLOMEU PARK
São Bartolomeu Park today is a beautiful green area of environmental protection for visitation and contemplation, but in 1826 it was the Quilombo dos Urubus, a community of black fugitive slaves founded by Zeferina, a warrior leader who fought against the slavery of the time. It has four beautiful waterfalls considered sacred by your ancestors!
Lunch at the restaurant BOCA DE GALINHA
Boca de Galinha is a picturesque restaurant specialized in seafood. It is located in the suburban railway in the neighborhood of Plataforma. It has a beautiful view of the sea!
3rd DAY – Workshop – Afro-Brazilian Cuisine, Turbante Afro and Afro Dance
9h: Brief History of Afro-Brazilian Cuisine
– Preparation of Moqueca de Peixe and Acarajé
– Caipirinha Preparation
16h Afro Turbant and Afro Dance practice class with live percussive music
Minister: Yuri Woxi, choreographer and teacher of dance formed by the School of Dance of the Cultural Foundation of the State of Bahia.
Presentation of the Isô Dance Company with live percussive music