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OkayAfrica's Mini-Guide to Salvador

What to see, do and eat in Brazil's blackest city.

Like many travelers before me, I got stuck in Salvador, Brazil. I had only planned to stay two weeks when I arrived for the first time 15 years ago. But I couldn't bear the thought of leaving a Brazilian city where my blackness was normal and celebrated. I also had never felt closer to the continent of Africa, without physically being there. So I ended up staying for four months. During those four months and seven subsequent visits, I have gotten to know Salvador in a way that is limited to locals and people who get "stuck" in the city.

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Watch Ibeyi's Vibrant New Video For 'Away Away'

Cuban-French duo, Ibeyi share the music video for their latest single "Away Away."

DIASPORA—Cuban-French duo, Ibeyi share the music video for their latest single "Away Away."

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