Marianne came to us from Switzerland and spent the month of January in Salvador. As a singer, Marianne took advantage of the city’s thriving music scene. She sang in various places around the city, including the Museum of Modern Art’s weekly Jazz music session. There, she found the atmosphere lively and open and the musicians friendly and welcoming. She also enjoyed singing at music clubs in Salvador’s Rio Vermelho neighborhood!
Angelina studies art history at the University of Delaware. As an art history major, she has particularly enjoyed visiting the twin cities of Cachoeira and São Felix. There, she loved the character of Cachoeira and seeing the architectural restoration projects underway. Here in Salvador, Angelina has really enjoyed the “feel of the city;” she describes it as relaxed while maintaining the commotion of a big city. She finds the people in the city friendly, welcoming and accessible.
Fola came to Diálogo from London. In Salvador, Fola has enjoyed seeing different religious ceremonies, going to the movies and various parties around the city, and of course being on the beach. In January, Fola went with Diálogo to the Festival of Bonfim where she walked all the way to Bonfim Church with the procession. On the walk to the church she saw new parts of the city and watched dozens of dance groups pass by. She enjoyed the lively atmosphere of the festival – everyone in good spirits, stopping in the street to dance, and most importantly coming together!