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Olodum

Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Ranked #11 of 178 attractions in Salvador
Type: Other
Description: Popular percussion band in Salvador with weekly concerts
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Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is the most famous music group in Bahia. All percussion , carnaval music and more. It is such an amazing experience, there is so much soul and energy in the music. Worth every second to understand how the music and the heart pulse together.

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Lima, Peru
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Excellent choice for anybody who wants to get in touch of the local culture, impossible not to dance when you hear the sound of drums, so much joy!

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Recife, PE
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Have to love drums to be interested in this attraction, but if you're a percussion sound lover you can't miss it. The power of the music makes your heart bump, you're skin to be all chicken like. Worth the show especially if you're around the Pelourinho area.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Olodum performances are not always on, but we struck lucky here. On one of the mornings of our stay a crew was filming a performance by Olodum drummers in the streets of Pelourinho- with constant retakes we got a great show.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

They performed outside the night we saw them. It was my birthday so I saw their performace as a large birthday party for myself.They were amazing and this is coming from someone who lives in West Africa 4/5 months a year. So I see and hear many drums being played. It was the size of the performance and the movements... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Must be experienced. It will open your ears and mind. A real institution and school in Salvador. As part of your visit to Pelourinho go to their center. They are both a school and a community organization. Inspirational to see all the kids playing.

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Brasilia, DF
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I was really impressed by this group when I first saw them playing. They have this great energy that really touches your soul! You feel like you are in Bahia!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

If you are going to Salvador you need to feel the energy of the Olodum's percussion. It's incredible!

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

One of the best percussion groups of Salvador and probably the most famous, recommended to go to one of their rehearsals

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Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

every sunday in Pelourinho, you have the Ensaio do Olodum, the reharsal of Olodum, one of the most famous blocos, percussion ensemble, in Salvador. It's a percussion show. I am just fond of brazilian music, so for me it was great. I already saw them in Rome several years, but to see Olodum in Pelourinho it's stg different. The show... More

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