Salvador Bahia - Salvador 5: The Drums of Olodum and the Samba Reggae Movement in Bahia

Salvador 5: The Drums of Olodum and the Samba Reggae Movement in Bahia

(7 reviews)
Casa do Olodum , Salvador Bahia, Brazil
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

"Força e pudor Liberdade ao povo do Pelô Mãe que é mãe no parto sente dor Diga aí, lá vou eu E lá vou eu" Ile Aiye in 1974 and also Malê Debalê & Olodum in 1979 changed the music and the vibes carnival in Bahia. Olodum was created in the heart of Pelourinho and every tourist that come to Bahia want to hear the music of the drums and samba reggae. This tour will take you to the vibe that made Paul Simon and Michael Jackson come to Bahia. Is it true that Brazilian Government did not want Michael Jackson to come and almost denied his visa? And what about the version of the music that was done in Bahia? Who was Neguinho do Samba? We will also talk about Pelourinho until 1980's and the gentrification process that happened in the Old Town. As you know, I always like to talk about the real facts in Brazil and Bahia, specially regarding Black History and Afro Heritage. Maybe towards the end we can meet Olodum playing live in the streets of Salvador? You never know... everything can happen in Salvador, Bahia in a live stream in HeyGo!! The will be a fun and vibrant tour, hope you like it!!


Meet your local guide

Sayuri Koshima

"I would like that you do not think of me as Sayuri, the tour guide, but a new friend that you will contact on line and maybe in a near future in person in Bahia, Brazil. I love showing the very local and give you the tips that just a soteropolitana (local from Salvador) is able to share with you. Besides working as a tour guide, I have a Degree of Law (practiced for more than 10 years) and I graduated from Literature and Language School, but most of all I am an independent traveller and I know what to expect from a local tour guide. I love sharing and I have worked as volunteer in different ways, host people in my house (workaway, couchsurfing), so expect future tours/experiences with small communities in Bahia and also Afro Heritage - Salvador is the most Afrikan city in Brazil." Packing her personality and the colorful history of Bahia all into an exciting tour can only mean lots of fun and entertainment, plus local ""baianese"" hospitality. Join her as she shares her love of Bahia and her beautiful smile with you! Sayuri has been guiding since 2011 and offered virtual tours since June 2020."

Sayuri Koshima has been guiding since Jan 2011


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Salvador Bahia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Salvador Bahia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Sam S.

04 May 2021

A wonderful and highly informative tour. Sayuri is superb a guide, charming and vivacious. It’s a real pleasure to go on a tour with her, she transmits her joy and energy to us through the screen. We always feels energised after her tours. We love you Sayuri ❤️🌺

Trudy C.

04 May 2021

So enjoyed learning about the drumming and reggae in Salvador. I would really like to visit there some day. And I appreciate the play list on Spotify!

Ainslie W.

04 May 2021

Thank you!

Dunia K.

04 May 2021

The beat of the city is filled with deep roots and expressed with excitable pride in music and the way of the streets.

🇬🇧 April M.

04 May 2021

Sayuri is knowledgable, passionate, fun and made the tour so exciting and special. Fully recommended!


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