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

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

Today, 6:15 PM
(42 reviews)
Casa do Olodum , Salvador Bahia, Brazil
45 mins

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 sayurikoshima


My work is to make your days incredible in Bahia. I am Asian-Afro-Brazilian, born in Salvador in the 1970's and working as a tour guide since 2011, studied Law in Sao Paulo and Language Studies, but now I am 100% working as a tour guide. As an independent traveler, I understands the needs for a real and safe experience in my hometown. I love Brazil and I am blessed to live and work in Bahia. I try to work with tailor- made tours and make you feel home in Brazil, with the best tourist attractions but at the same time with the local experience. I will be happy to guide you in Portuguese, English or Spanish in Bahia. My tops tours tailor made are: Gastronomy Experience, Afro Heritage, Favela Tour, Reconcavo Baiano (01 hour from Salvador) and By night with PubCrawl

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 content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator 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 content creator 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.

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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.

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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.

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Reviews from travellers

Karen (Swindon, UK) E.

17 July 2021

Thank you for the Drums experience. Wonderful :) Please do it again!!!

Adrian H.

17 July 2021

Sayuri reads her reviews to help improve her tours and gauge their popularity. This was a happy tour. Some history then live lively music developed locally. Guide is engaging proud of her town. Always smiling always funny

Hiro R.

09 July 2021

I really enjoyed the tour! Thank you!

Noreene, Lancaster, PA .

08 July 2021

Sayuri conducted another fascinating tour of Salvador Bahia, the original capital of Brazil. She introduced us to the reggae samba musicians and arranged a concert in the rain soaked streets. It was inspiring to see how Bahians have combined different forms of music on the drums and made it their own. Beautiful! Sayuri is always so warm and friendly ad welcoming; I enjoy every tour with her.

Maree F.

07 July 2021

Hi, thanks for doing the tour even in the rain. I enjoyed the walk through the lovely buildings and murals and especially the music at the end. Love the fact you are all doing such good work with the young people to keep them out of gangs and away from drugs. Maree

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