Salvador was the world’s biggest slave port. 2.4 million slaves entered here; about 20% of the world’s total. Still 70% of its residents are Afro-Brazilian.
I like to blend in with the locals.
Slaves could not hurt one another, as they were considered property. Capoeira, a dance they put together, allowed them to vent frustrations towards each other — without ever touching. (See Allyn above).
Carnival here is gigantic, but for the locals, not the rich tourists.