Thursday Nights in Salvador These Days

I write in mid-October, and the one thing that doesn’t change is that things change. But in these immediate times, if one is looking for great music in a lively and comfortable place with drinks and food — on a Thursday night — one place for this is Casa da Mãe (Mother’s House) in Salvador’s neighborhood of Rio Vermelho.

“Mother” in this case is Yemanjá, deity of the salt waters, Casa da Mãe sitting across the street from the beach where every February 2nd presents are taken out in boats to Yemanjá (and a tremendous party takes place).

Casa da Mãe has a facebook page (in my opinion facebook is a useful evil, useful because people or on it, evil for well-known factors and it’s too bad they won out in the race for that kind of social network):