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Discover Live's Zumbi Day Celebration: Unearthing the African Heritage of Bahia

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Discover Live's Zumbi Day Celebration: Unearthing the African Heritage of Bahia
Discover Live's Zumbi Day Celebration: Unearthing the African Heritage of Bahia

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Jun 21, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

This is a Virtual Event

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About the event

Come join us for an educational and emotionally charged Juneteenth celebration event co-sponsored by NAAP and Discover Live. This is the third of three events in this series.

Join us on a captivating 60-minute walking tour as we unearth the rich African heritage of Bahia, Brazil, and celebrate Zumbi Day, a momentous occasion commemorating the struggles and triumphs of the Afro-Brazilian community.

  • (What will I be learning?) During this enlightening tour, you'll gain a deep understanding of Bahia's pivotal role in the African diaspora and the enduring legacy of Zumbi dos Palmares, the legendary leader of one of the largest and most successful runaway slave communities in the Americas. Our knowledgeable local guide will share insightful narratives, unveiling the untold stories and hidden gems that have shaped Bahia's vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture.
  • (Where will this tour begin?) Your journey will commence at the iconic Zumbi Sculpture, a powerful monument erected near the Catedral Basílica de Salvador, honoring the indomitable spirit of Zumbi dos Palmares and his unwavering resistance against oppression.
  • (What will I see/experience during this tour?) Prepare to be immersed in the rich tapestry of Bahia's African heritage through a visually captivating experience. You'll marvel at the Zumbi Sculpture, a striking representation of the resilience and courage of the Afro-Brazilian community. From there, we'll embark on a scenic journey aboard the iconic funicular (if operational), offering breathtaking views of the Bay of All Saints.
  • (What will I be learning?) During this enlightening tour, you'll gain a deep understanding of Bahia's pivotal role in the African diaspora and the enduring legacy of Zumbi dos Palmares, the legendary leader of one of the largest and most successful runaway slave communities in the Americas. Our knowledgeable local guide will share insightful narratives, unveiling the untold stories and hidden gems that have shaped Bahia's vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture.
  • Our guide will lead you through the historic Praça Terreiro de Jesus, where you'll witness the stunning São Francisco Church, a baroque masterpiece that stands as a testament to the city's diverse cultural influences. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the vibrant Pelourinho Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was once a hub for the slave trade, now transformed into a vibrant cultural center brimming with Afro-Brazilian music, art, and cuisine. Throughout this captivating tour, you'll have the opportunity to engage with our knowledgeable guide, ask questions, and gain a comprehensive understanding of Bahia's African roots and the significance of Zumbi Day. Be prepared to be transported through time, as you unravel the rich tapestry of Bahia's African heritage and celebrate the legacy of one of the most iconic figures in the struggle for freedom and equality.
  • (Where will this tour conclude?) Your Zumbi Day celebration will culminate at the iconic Pelourinho Square, where you'll be immersed in the pulsating rhythms and vibrant colors of Bahia's African heritage, leaving you with a profound appreciation for the resilience and enduring spirit of the Afro-Brazilian community.

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