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Olodum is a musical and cultural phenomenon in Brazil and the heartbeat of Bahia. Most people acquainted with Brazilian music will recognize the powerful drumming of Olodum, characterized by their vibrant drums, hand-painted in the colours of Africa: red, gold, green and black. These are accompanied by the hot afro-brazilian rhythm, samba-reggae, brass power and drumbeats.

On Tuesdays, the historic centre is jam-packed with people eating, drinking and dancing. Hundreds stand outside the door of the open courtyard where Olodum holds its rehearsals. They attract hundreds, even thousands of people - native Salvadorians, Brazilian and international tourists alike - to see and hear the most famous Afro band of Bahia.

Some of our favourite places to visit and things to do in Salvador da Bahia
What to do in Salvador da Bahia

Special tour of Salvador

Our special tour of Salvador, for a more in-depth perspective on the city's culture, local life and history.

Pelourinho By Night

Enjoy an evening in the colourful Pelourinho district in the company of a local expert guide, who will show you the best plac…

Folklore Show & Dinner

Attend a Bahian folklore show, complete with acrobatic dancing, traditional dress and vibrant music.