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Also known as Banda Reggae Olodum, Groupo Cultural Olodum, Grupo Cultural Olodum, Grupo Olodum, Olodum Banda Reggae, Olodun
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Discography of Olodum, all releases:

# Cover Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Olodum - O Movimento O Movimento 12 Audio 1993-00-00
2 Olodum - O Movimento O Movimento 16 Audio 1993 Continental (3)
3 Olodum - Núbia Axum Etiópia Núbia Axum Etiópia 12 Audio 1988 Continental (3)
4 Olodum - Egito Madagáscar Egito Madagáscar 10 Audio 1987 Continental (3)
5 Olodum - Da Atlântida à Bahia... O Mar É O Caminho Da Atlântida à Bahia... O Mar É O Caminho 12 Audio 1991 Continental (3)
6 Olodum - A Música Do Olodum A Música Do Olodum 12 Audio 1992 Continental (3)
7 The Best Of Olodum 13 Audio 1992 Continental (3)
8 Olodum - Sol E Mar Olodum Ao Vivo Em Montreux Sol E Mar Olodum Ao Vivo Em Montreux 19 Audio 1995 Warner Music
9 Olodum - Sol E Mar Olodum Ao Vivo Em Montreux Sol E Mar Olodum Ao Vivo Em Montreux 19 Audio 1995 Continental EastWest
10 Rosa 2 Audio 1994 Continental (3)
11 Cartão Postal 2 Audio 1994 Continental (3)
12 Olodum - Do Nordeste Do Saara Ao Nordeste Brasileiro Do Nordeste Do Saara Ao Nordeste Brasileiro 11 Audio 1989 Continental (3)
13 Olodum - Força Divina Força Divina 3 Audio Not On Label
14 Revolution In Motion 14 Audio 1992 World Circuit

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.