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Moqueca Baiana (Brazilian Seafood Stew) — The Domestic Man

Moqueca is a fitting representation of Brazil’s diverse culinary background. There are several variations of this dish today, but Moqueca Baiana, from the Northeast state of Bahia, is one of the most interesting reflection of the traditions embedded in Brazilian … Continue reading

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Candomblé: The Epilogue

It’s been awhile now since that fateful night…afraid and alone in a favela…confused, squished, and sweaty…and I’ve had some time to reflect. First and foremost, I was not prepared for the ritual. Yes, it’s probably half my fault for being … Continue reading

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My Neighborhood in Salvador, Brazil

Most tourists who visit Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia in Brazil, only visit Pelourinho, the refurbished and spruced-up historical center. There,  most of the old Portuguese houses have received a colorful new layer of paint, the streets … Continue reading

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“London, London”: Brazil’s Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil in exile – Part 1

In 1969 the young singer-songwriters Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil were expelled from military-ruled Brazil. They made their way to London – then the global capital of youth culture – where they spent the next two and a half years … Continue reading

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