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Olodum

Rua das Laranjeiras 30, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-230, Brazil
71.3321.4154
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Store with lots of cool stuff

while I didn't buy anything its a great place to learn about the drummers and the MJ connection... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Mike P
,
Greenville, South Carolina
Great seeing them play on the streets of Salvador

They had 2 shops and I was pleased to buy a Cd for just 15 reals. Tuesday night seems the night... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
mikeazzo
,
Harlow, United Kingdom
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Popular percussion band in Salvador with weekly concerts
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tuesday night” (2 reviews)
“old city” (2 reviews)
“cd” (5 reviews)
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Rua das Laranjeiras 30, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-230, Brazil
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71.3321.4154
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

while I didn't buy anything its a great place to learn about the drummers and the MJ connection. The stuff was a little over priced but still nice if you really wanted it. Mostly shirts and pull overs.

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

They had 2 shops and I was pleased to buy a Cd for just 15 reals. Tuesday night seems the night they play around 7PM. Remember that other music schools also play but you can tell Olodum apart from the colours. Oh and they were...More

Thank mikeazzo
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

I ran into them rehearsing in a square while walking around the old city. What a fantastic, energetic group of drummers ! The Tuesday night tradition of street drumming is a unique experience - don't miss it.

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Reviewed 23 January 2016

I played Michael Jackson's "They don't really care about us" video countless times before, and since our visit to Salvador. We saw the drummers troupes several times around town. A high point of our visit was me booking a percussion class for the 5 of...More

Thank anita w
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Olodum is present throughout Salvador/Pelourinho, with even a shop at the airport. Here in the old city is their main location, a drumming school and performance venue. They often march around the neighborhood performing, and if you hear what is obviously a loud drum group...More

Thank CTeverywhere
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

The fish stew & the other dishes were lovely, service good & right in the midst of things, so you don't miss anything. This place was recommended to us & didn't disappoint.

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Reviewed 14 September 2015

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)

2  Thank MariaAndrade2014
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

You need to be audio-proof to appreciate this magic sound of brasilian afro. Entry fee is salted buth worth the value.

2  Thank Godofredos
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

famoud drumming group that recorded with Paul Simon Rhythm of the Saints CD with Michael Jackson they don't care about us

Thank africanmatrix
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

Oludum offers all sorts of classes. performances around town and such and has at least two locations (a storefront and the school). Naturally Michael Jackson blares from the store. A standup replica of the late singer is featured in Pelhourino where the video was shot....More

1  Thank Tracy S
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Response from Eliane M | Reviewed this property |
They play all over the pelourinho narrow streets at historic center
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