The Birthplace of Samba


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The Birthplace of Samba

The Salt Stone got its name because enslaved Africans who were made to work at the docks would carry goods, mostly salt, up the hill and into the city. After emancipation, these same workers, now called "stevedores" continued their labor and in between ships, they would gather at the Salt Stone to socialize. This informal environment of camaraderie would give birth to the unique rhythm of the Samba.


This file appears in: The Salt Stone