Bahian Culture and Police of Salvador, Bahia

Police of course are people and carry within them their own sense of personal and corporate responsibility, for better or for worse.

They also carry within them the culture in which they were born and raised, and to utilize a saying common in Bahia, what is presented in the two videos below só se ver na Bahia…you only see in Bahia!

The first is afoxé, the utilization of dance/musical elements of candomblé outside of a house of candomblé, and the second is capoeira in Salvador’s Centro Histórico.

In the second clip the sign for our Cana Brava Record Shop (devoted to samba and regional Brazilian music) can be seen hanging over the van parked in the street there.