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Olodum

Address: Rua Gregorio de Mattos, 22, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Phone Number: 71.3321.4154
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Ranked #7 of 143 Attractions in Salvador
Type: Other
Owner description: Popular percussion band in Salvador with weekly concerts
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Type: Other
Owner description: Popular percussion band in Salvador with weekly concerts
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

As the title says. The drums are excellent and you can feel the vibrations through the floor! Atmosphere is great. Anyone can join in the dancing, it looks like Zumba going on!

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Such a great vibe band atmosphere. You can't help but dance. Such talent and energy. Do this in Salvador.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Olodum drum performances are legendary. Although I did not get to see a live performance when I visited, I saw some recordings. We visited the Olodum drum academy and got an insight into the Olodum history. Fantastic music and wonderful story!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

As we were looking through Pelourinho and some delegates from Petrobras were having an Oldodum performance laid on for them. And boy did we enjoy it with then. Only seeing them play live can do them full justice. Just make it a part of your Salvador stay. Also, please buy your Olodum souvenirs from their school shop. Any other goods... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We came across this band by accident whilst walking through the square one day. Very good, hooked and even purchased their CD.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is one thing you must do in. Salvador. They are amazing. Such an energy. Different from anything you have seen. Surely recommend.

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Niteroi, RJ
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207 reviews 207 reviews
137 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Only hearing the sound you can evaluate the emotion and tachycardia you will feel. They play all togheter with a rhythm and a tuning indescribable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Their music is amazing! They have a unique rhythms that are very catchy and unforgettable. I felt like I was part of the band!

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Siliguri, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Just for the sake of that famous street, it is good only to visit once and quick glance only. And the best time to visit during day time and not to visit after 5 pm, in the evening alone.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Olodum is the soul of Salvador. It is impossible to stay still when they start playing their drums. They play on the small streets of Pelourinho and walk around this neighborhood gathering followers along the way. I loved every minute of it and would have followed them wherever they went for as long they wanted to play.

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