The social work was developed by Neguinho do Samba, (very important name of percussion music in Bahia and in the world). He started this project named Didá (the Power of creation, in African language), and directed it to help the local women and give them more chances in life. The institution holds several classes including percussion, acting, capoeira, art crafts, Afro beauty, singing, musical instruments.
Didá has also a woman professional percussion group that performs and reverts part of its income to help maintaining the social work. The main goal of the work is to promote the education through art and culture expression, preserving the values of African culture so strong in Bahia, help woman get back their self esteem, respect the differences in the world, and increase their skills. Didá Dance and Percussion school began with the proceeds from Neguinho's collaboration with Paul Simon in the work Rhythm of the Saints in the early 90s. The Didá school performs every Tuesday evening on the street of Pelourinho, in front of its headquarters. For our experience, we will go for 1h percussion class to feel the real beats of Samba-reggae rhythms and all its energy!
- Port: Salvador
- Language: English
- Other information: An hour of dancing
- Max Participants: 120