Banda Dida, the female drum corps in Salvador, Brazil

As you walk the streets of the Pelourinho, the old town of Brazil’s Salvador, you can often hear the sound of drumming. Salvador is characterised by Afro-Brazil culture and its drum-corps play an important role in this. When we visited Salvador we were told there was a chance we would stumble into one of the drum-corps pounding in the streets which I was really hoping we would. So I was absolutely thrilled when, on hearing the sound of the drums a few streets away, we rushed towards it to find Banda Dida, Salvador’s all female drum corps, performing. Here are the photos we took of this unique Afro-Brazilian performance.

Banda Didá drum crops Salvador Brazil

Banda Didá drum crops Salvador Brazil

Banda Didá drum crops Salvador Brazil

Banda Didá drum crops Salvador Brazil

Banda Didá drum crops Salvador Brazil

Banda Didá drum crops Salvador Brazil

Banda Didá drum crops Salvador Brazil

Banda Didá drum crops Salvador Brazil

Banda Didá drum crops Salvador Brazil

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