What you'll do
The city of Salvador is world renowned for its strong African cultural heritage. Africa is present in the daily lives of its people, whether through music, cuisine or the way of being and living the Bahianity. I propose to visit 3 cultural institutions where we can appreciate and resignify African and Afro-Brazilian cultures. The first one is the Afro-Brazilian Museum, one of the pioneers in this theme and it is right in the Terreiro de Jesus square. We will know its origins, histories and resistances through the collection of masks, religious objects and the panel of orishas by artist Carybé. We will continue walking to the Solar do Ferrão which is now the municipal art gallery, visiting the Claudio Masella or Emilia Biancardi Collection (depending on which one will be open). The first one is the largest collection of African art in the city, while the second encompasses a curious collection of musical instruments that contributed to the city's musical melting pot. About 300 meters further we will arrive at Benin House which holds a collection of the people from that country. It was founded in 1988 and was conceived by photographer Pierre Verger and architect Lina Bo bardi. Come to meet and celebrate Salvador's African and Afro-Brazilian cultural heritage through its museum collections!
Hello, I am Joaquim, museologist and professor of Cultural Heritage and Museum Science. I am from Salvador, although I have lived for 15 years outside Bahia (London, Paris and São Paulo!). My interests are related to African and Afro-Brazilian cultures and memories, the themes of my master research, and now my PHD thesis. I propose to share part of them with this cultural tour through institutions of the city of Salvador in an African-centered perspective!
Admission fee to the Afro-Brazilian Museum is included, the other two cultural centers are free.
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Where you'll be
We will in places little visited by tourists, such as the Afro-Brazilian Museum of the Federal University of Bahia, Solar do Ferrão Gallery and Benin House, all in Pelourinho. They are close to each other for about one kilometer downhill walk. I propose a decolonial look at them.
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Wed, Oct 23 From 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
€21 per person
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African cultural heritage through museums