Olodum

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Olodum is a cultural group based in the Afro Brazilian community of Salvador, the capital city of the state of Bahia, Brazil. It was founded by percussionist, Neguinho do Samba.
One of many similar groups in the city (and elsewhere in Brazil), it offers cultural activities to young people, largely centered around music; it also offers theatrical productions and other activities. Founded in 1979, its stated aims are to combat racism, to encourage self-esteem and pride among Afro Brazilians, and to fight for civil rights for all marginalized groups.
Olodum is widely credited with developing the music style known as samba reggae and for its active participation in carnaval each year. Neguinho do Samba, the lead percussionist, created a mix of the traditional Brazilian samba beat with merengue, salsa, and reggae rhythms for the Carnaval of 1986. This became known as samba reggae. This "bloco afro" music is closely tied to its African roots, as seen through its percussion instruments, participatory dancing and unique rhythm. It also directly draws from many Caribbean cultures, like Cuba and Puerto Rico. Olodum's performing band (or Banda) has released records in its own right and has been featured on recordings by Brazilian stars such as Simone and Daniela Mercury.

Olodum performed on Paul Simon's 1990 album The Rhythm of the Saints and at the subsequent concert in Central Park, New York City on August 15, 1991.

In 1995, Olodum appeared in the second music video for Michael Jackson's single, "They Don't Care About Us" (the original "Prison version" was banned on most music stations due to its violent scenes). The music was changed slightly to fit Olodum's style of drumming. The "Olodum version" (unofficial title) of the song has since become more popular than the original album version.
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Olodum Discography Tracks

Albums

Olodum - Egito Madagáscar album art Olodum Egito Madagáscar Continental (3) Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
1.01.404.362 Olodum - Núbia Axum Etiópia album art Olodum Núbia Axum Etiópia(LP) Continental (3) 1.01.404.362 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
01.404.383 Olodum - Do Nordeste Do Saara Ao Nordeste Brasileiro album art Olodum Do Nordeste Do Saara Ao Nordeste Brasileiro(LP) Continental (3) 01.404.383 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
Olodum - Da Atlântida à Bahia... O Mar É O Caminho album art Olodum Da Atlântida à Bahia... O Mar É O Caminho (Album) Continental (3) Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
Olodum - A Música Do Olodum album art Olodum A Música Do Olodum (Album) Continental (3) Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
Olodum - Revolution In Motion album art Olodum Revolution In Motion (Album) World Circuit UK 1992 Sell This Version
Olodum - O Movimento album art Olodum O Movimento Warner Music Brasil, Continental (3) Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
VICP-8104 Olodum - A Música Do Olodum Banda Reggae = 神々の力 album art Banda Reggae Olodum* A Música Do Olodum Banda Reggae = 神々の力(CD, Album, Promo, RM) GEL (2) VICP-8104 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Olodum - Filhos Do Sol album art Olodum Filhos Do Sol (Album) Continental (3) Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
Olodum - Sol E Mar Olodum Ao Vivo Em Montreux album art Olodum Sol E Mar Olodum Ao Vivo Em Montreux Continental EastWest Germany 1995 Sell This Version
063016616-2 Olodum - Roma Negra album art Olodum Roma Negra(CD, Album) Continental (3) 063016616-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Olodum - Liberdade album art Olodum Liberdade (Album) Continental EastWest Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Olodum - Pela Vida album art Olodum Pela Vida (Album) Cheiro Produções, Abril Music Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
2-495526 Olodum - A Música Do Olodum - 20 Anos album art Olodum A Música Do Olodum - 20 Anos(CD) Columbia 2-495526 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

115903138 Olodum - Rosa album art Olodum Rosa(12", Promo) Continental (3) 115903138 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
115903156 Olodum - Cartão Postal album art Olodum Cartão Postal(12", Promo) Continental (3) 115903156 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version

Compilations

FLO-001 Olodum - Olodum Florente Na Natureza album art Olodum Olodum Florente Na Natureza(CD, Comp) Flower Records (14) FLO-001 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
Olodum - The Best Of Olodum album art Olodum The Best Of Olodum (Comp) Continental (3) Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
398427915-2 Olodum - Popularidade album art Olodum Popularidade(CD, Comp) Continental (3), Warner Music Brasil 398427915-2 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
857381680-2 Olodum - Enciclopédia Musical Brasileira album art Olodum Enciclopédia Musical Brasileira(CD, Comp) Wea Music, Continental EastWest 857381680-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
857387110-2 Olodum - Olodum album art Olodum Olodum(CD, Comp) Warner Music Brasil 857387110-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
5050466694720 Olodum - 2 LPS Dose Dupla album art Olodum 2 LPS Dose Dupla(CD, Comp, RM) Warner Music Brasil, Warner Strategic Marketing Brasil 5050466694720 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
5051442472622 Olodum - Nova Série album art Olodum Nova Série(CD, Comp) Warner Music Brasil, Rhino Records (2) 5051442472622 Brazil 2007 Sell This Version
17 Olodum - Pagode & Axé No JT album art Olodum Pagode & Axé No JT(CD, Comp) Pagode & Axé No JT 17 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
C 063010479-2, C063010479-2 Olodum - 2 LPs Dose Dupla album art Olodum 2 LPs Dose Dupla(CD, Comp, RM, RP) Continental (3), Continental (3), Continental EastWest, Continental EastWest C 063010479-2, C063010479-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version

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