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...The axé performances of Margareth Menezes have made her a star in her native Brazilian state of Bahia. Born in Salvador in 1962, Menezes grew up surrounded by the traditional and popular music of Bahia. As a teenager, she developed her...

Axé-Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Axé-music is a hybrid genre from the state of Bahia in northeastern Brazil that fuses the music typically performed on trios elétricos (trucks fitted with powerful sound systems and carrying music groups during Carnival...

Candomblé

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Candomblé, one of the best-known Afro-Brazilian religions, was first observed in the state of Bahia in northeastern Brazil in 1896 (Rodrigues 2005 [1896]) and has since been described there by various authors (Rodrigues 1935; Querino 1955...

Salvador

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 2,540,000 (2002); state -13,066,000 (2002) Salvador, whose full name is São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (City of the Holy Savior on All Saints’ Bay), is the capital...