BAHIAN RECONCAVO OF BRAZIL: QUILOMBOS, CANDOMBLE,
The distinct culture and heritage of Reconcavo and the Atlantic Forest of Brazil are highlighted.
The region known as Reconcavo supports a distinct culture and heritage. Over the centuries, slaves escaped their owners and founded their own towns. They, along with other colonists, shaped the local society and exploited its tropical riches. Recently, a local company took on the challenge of preserving and restoring the once-great Atlantic Forest, the Mata Atlantica.