How the Brazilian Carnaval Band Olodum Became a Massive Social Movement

A group of musicians and artists founded "Olodum": a "Carnaval bloco" aiming to highlight African heritage and fighting for the rights of marginalized people in Brazil.

By Vince de Jong & Marijne Scherjon

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The most significant carnival in the world takes place in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. During a massive street party lasting six days, dozens of bands on big trucks named Carnaval "blocos" ("blocks") parade . . .

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