The beauties of Salvador de Bahia told and collected in the wonderful report “Ax Salvador – Travel notes from the black heart of Brazil”, created by the Reggio journalist Domenico Grillone.
The documentary on a state in the north-east of the South American country, Bahia, will be presented on Wednesday 28 December at 18.30 at the premises of the “Cartoline Club” association in Reggio Calabria. Twenty intense days, a full immersion between sounds, images and music narrated by the journalist Grillone who catapults the spectators through the streets of Salvador and into the most characteristic places.
“I am honored to be able to present my report in the new headquarters of Cartoline Club, an extension of the Cartoline Rock association born a year ago and which already has a huge activity with over 140 cultural events in the area – says Grillone -. This is the fifth time I’m going to Brazil, a land that I have loved and known for more than 20 years. I tell the story of the charm and greatness of a joyful people but also, I lay bare a complex situation from a social point of view that of Salvador, which starts from a very precise fact : 37% of the black slaves deported from Africa to the Americas were taken to Brazil and most of them entered South America passing through Bahia, from its port and then being taken to the plantations scattered throughout the country. the streets of the Bahian capital, one immediately grasps that cultural but, above all, religious syncretism that has made and continues to make Bahia a truly unique city in the world”.
Among the images of hundreds of young people who live the splendid Bahia every day, the journalist films the social projects carried out thanks to the Olodum school which has made it possible to make many of these young people excellent dancers, choreographers, actors and musicians. But also, it takes us inside the art studio of Ricardo Miranda, the Lacerda lift, the Modelo market which occupies the building of the old customs house, the basilica “Senhor Bom Jesus do Bonfim”, the most revered saint of Bahia , the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia (Mam-Ba) and then, take a leap into the nature of Praia do Forte, a beach that hosts a project known throughout Brazil, “Projeto Tamar”.
“Nightlife is among the most interesting things in the capital: many young people, but also families, enjoy an ever-changing show every evening, you can breathe the true atmosphere of Salvador – concludes Grillone -. My travel notes are nothing more than part of the infinite beauty of a land that I managed to immortalize for my people. I bring home the great heart of Bahia, the authentic one of the roots, of those who live in this magical place, where the essence of spiritual life is not in the call yourself a Buddhist, a Christian, a Candomblecist or whatever. light, selfishness in service, hate in love. Ax Salvador!”
The beauty of Bahia in the report by the journalist Grillone: the presentation