Olodum
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Popular percussion band in Salvador with weekly concerts
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MariaFernandaAndrade
Sao Paulo, SP215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Business
the drums are wonderful, the music is awesome, the dancers are exquisite but the place... it is scary if you are by yourself. (woman solo traveller)
Written September 13, 2015
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Ariel F
Ilheus, BA54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Business
Visit the school of Olodum at Laranjeiras street. You are able to listen the drum tests and buy original souvenirs and t-shirts. Every tuesday they do live sessions.
Written January 31, 2013
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SteveinParis
Paris, France136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Friends
We liked the vibe of the music, but be attentive. My friend got his watch stolen, ripped off his arm. Lots of drinking (we attended a free concert in the square). Not many tourists, mostly locals, so be careful (don't bring anything of value - no watches, jewellery, wallets, cameras....)
Written May 12, 2012
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CarpeDiem5D
New York City, NY223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, aggravation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Bang bang, shot dead
Everybody's gone mad

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us...

If that King of Pop video ever resonated with you, make Casa do Olodum one of your top sightseeing stops in Salvador. Salvador's best-known percussion group (featured in Michael Jackson's video) are simply a joy to watch!

With their school located in the heart of Pelourinho, Olodum is known to perform live shows around town, often on Tuesdays or Sundays. To make sure you don't miss it, find someone who speaks Portuguese to call up the school and find out if they will be performing at Pelo Square, on either day. Make sure to find out the exact time of the performance.

I was lucky because there was a Brazil football match on the Tuesday I visited Pelo Square and Globo TV was filming Olodum for a live national broadcast. Of the four days I spent in Salvador, the ten minutes I spent watching the Olodum were my most memorable.
Written July 26, 2014
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Manuela V
Groningen, The Netherlands59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Solo
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 starts at 4PM and ends around 8PM. The price is 25 Reais (as of July 2013). As everywhere in Salvador, be very careful and do not bring any valuable item with you, it's very crowded. I did't have any problem, just lots of fun.
Written September 8, 2013
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Mariai
77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The best thing to happen to you here is to see the drum band marching by and feel the rhythm flow through you.
Written March 6, 2020
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boereklong
Durbanville, South Africa334 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
we went there because of the MJ video however the small store has possibly passed it sell by date as well as the faded poster of MJ hanging outside the shop.
Written January 16, 2019
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Godofredos
Vienna, Wien, Austria22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
You need to be audio-proof to appreciate this magic sound of brasilian afro. Entry fee is salted buth worth the value.

Written July 2, 2015
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Druaboyea
Bedford, UK336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 see no money go to the school and for the work they do with and for the children, they deserve the support.
Written November 12, 2014
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VajrayanaMMXII
San Francisco, CA106 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Solo
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.
Written July 31, 2014
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