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Address: Rua das Laranjeiras 30, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Phone Number: 71.3321.4154
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Popular percussion band in Salvador with weekly concerts

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Just ask Michael ....

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2016
anita w
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 us (I surprised the kids with the reservation for 1.5 hours) , right off the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 in the distance, walk and seek them out, it's well worth the short detour and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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)

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

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

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4 of 5 bubbles 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. Folks can have their pic taken for a small fee--but its just as easy to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

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 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 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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