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  1. Olodum

    Olodum is a bloco-afro from Salvador's carnival, in Bahia, Brazil. It was founded on April 25, 1979 during the carnival season as a leisure option for residents of Maciel-Pelourinho, guaranteeing them the right to play at the carnival in one block and in an organized manner. It is a non-governmental organization of the Brazilian black movement. Its headquarters are located in the historic center of Salvador, Pelourinho, which hosts most of its presentations. Its CEO is João Jorge Rodrigues. Olodum develops activism to combat social discrimination, boost the self-esteem and pride of African-Brazilians, and defend and fight to secure civil and human rights for marginalized people in Bahia and Brazil. Currently, it has a social project called Escola Olodum (Olodum School).


  1. Olodum

    Olodum is a cultural and musical group from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Founded in 1979, Olodum is known for its energetic performances that combine Afro-Brazilian music, dance, and percussion. The group's name comes from the Yoruba language and translates to "God of Thunder" or "Powerful Energy." Olodum's music often incorporates elements of samba-reggae, a fusion of rhythms derived from African and Brazilian traditions. Besides their artistic activities, Olodum also engages in social and political initiatives, advocating for racial equality, human rights, and the preservation of Afro-Brazilian culture.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of olodum in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of olodum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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