Salvador da Bahia, Brazil Central
The Deep Guide to Brazil's Essentiality

Sprawled across broad equatorial latitudes, stoked and steamed and sensual in the widest sense of the word... limned in cadenced song... its very name born in heat and embers, Brazil is a conundrum wrapped in a smile inside an irony.

 
There are certain places...

...the names of which fire the popular imagination. Brazil is one of them; an amalgam of primitive and sophisticated, jungle and elegance, beating drums and luscious jazz harmonics, there's no other place like it on earth. And while Rio, or its fame anyway, tends toward the elegant and "sophisticated" end of the spectrum, Salvador -- Brazil's first capital -- tends toward the other. This is the land of saints, magic, and the drum.

  -- Pardal "Sparrow" Roberts

Salvador itself is HERE...

Great places to stay in Salvador are HERE...

Salvador Musicians