Lavagem de São Braz, 2019!!!

São Braz, Bahia is a fishing village at the north end of the Baía de Todos os Santos. It is a place poor in money in rich in culture. The village’s lavagem (a ritual washing of Catholic church steps by people of candomblé, followed by a street party) takes place on January 13th.

And São Braz’s enormously historically-and-artistically important João do Boi (John of the Ox) will play with his group Samba Chula João do Boi from around 2 p.m.

They can be seen in the video at the bottom of this page