Many percussion schools play in Pelourinho’s streets & squares all year round. People gather around them, dance & enjoy the music.
A very famous group from Salvador’s Carnival, in Portuguese called ‘bloco’ is Olodum. Michael Jackson performed his song ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ with the group from Salvador.
Olodum speaks up for Afro-Brazilians & minorities by defending human rights, doing social projects like the Olodum school in Salvador. This school holds high the African heritage in Brazil.