Summer rehearsal season in Salvador

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The most complete list of the soteropolitan buzz

Summer has started and some of the traditional rehearsals that take place during the hottest season of the year are already beginning. And get ready to warm your heart, because the party will start! There are programming emerging from everywhere, and until Carnival 2020, the excitement in Salvador only grows and grows. Check out the most complete list of rehearsals and parties in Salvador:


The traditional Psi’s rehearsal has been completely reformulated and the project is renamed “SALVA”, referring to the way tourists declare their passion for the special moments lived in the city of Salvador. The project is scheduled to take place on December 14, 2019, January 16 and February 9, 2020, at the Museum of Modern Art – MAM. The purpose of the event is to integrate the three bases of soteropolitan entertainment: music, gastronomy and art in one place. It promises to be something innovative in Bahia summer.

Verão do Parango

Under the command of Tony Salles, Parangolé’s summer rehearsals will be back in full force starting on December 15 at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador. In addition to the host band mega show, other artists and groups will also present on the season, such as singers Dilsinho and Tomate who will be present at the debut, with their full shows, making everyone dance.

After the bursting of the song “Abaixa Que É Tiro” at Carnival 2019 and “Diferenciada”, a track that has about 2 million views on YouTube and is among the most downloaded and listened to on digital platforms, o Pai – the way the singer Tony Salles is called – is coming with which promises to be another unforgettable summer. Keep an eye on his networks: @bandaparangole /

Olodum Rehearsals

Come summer! Come Olodum Afro Block Rehearsal! Your Sundays will be filled with music by this block, which is the lively expression of samba-reggae, which has won the whole world and become one of the most important institutions of Afro-Brazilian black culture.

From December 15 on, 2019, at 2 pm, at Largo Pedro Arcanjo, Pelourinho, the block’s party begins. Learn all of Olodum’s summer schedule at this link (@olodum_oficial). Sales: @planetaolodum (Casa Do Olodum) and box office. More Information: 71 3321-5010

Filhos do Korin Efan Block

Salvador’s Historic Center will host a number of attractions throughout the summer, including the rehearsals of the Filhos do Korin Efan Block. The event runs until Carnival, every Sunday, always at 6pm. They gather at # 26, Rua do Passo, near Rua do Pagador de Promessas, in Pelourinho, and the program is free.

Cortejo Afro

The famous Pre-Carnival Rehearsal Program of Cortejo Afro takes place every Monday in the Historic Center of Salvador during the summer. The rehearsals became known for the participation of invited national and international musicians.

Some people have already got up the stage and performed along with the Cortejo Afro percussion such as: Isabella Taviani, Luiz Melodia, Araketu, Arnaldo Antunes, Carlinhos Brown, Daniela Mercury, Durval Lélis, Gilberto Gil, Luis Caldas, Lazzo, Margareth Menezes, Negra Cor, Armandinho, Olodum, Psirico, Riachão, Tatau, Jussara Silveria, Saulo, Caetano Veloso, Roberto Mendes, Emanuelle Araujo, Ilê Aiyê, Olodum, Jorge Zarath, Jau, Filhos de Jorge, among others. Quincas Berro D’Agua Square – #12, Rua do Açouguinho – Pelourinho, Salvador – BA, 40025-180

Gerônimo, o pagador de promessas!

Make time on your Tuesday nights to the eternal keeper of promise, singer, trumpeter and songwriter Geronimo Santana! According to some, he would have been codenamed “the keeper of promise” for obtaining the grace of a religious promise. In gratitude, he made free shows on the Church of the Blessed Sacrament staircase, at Rua do Passo, on Carmo’s slope. The truth is that between 2005 and 2015, Geronimo turned the stairs into a grand ball of Bahian music.

Nowadays, the show is much bigger, with excellent structure and accompanied by the Monte Serrat band. It always happens on Tuesdays, at Largo Pedro Archanjo, in Pelourinho, starting at 8pm. He welcomes several guests with whom he sings many classics. His best-known composition “É d’Oxum”, in partnership with Vevé Calasans, can’t be missing, neither “Eu sou Negão”, one of the Bahian carnival hymns in 1986.

Did you get curious? Very well known among the soteropolitans, Gerônimo was percussionist of the Trio Eléctrico Dodô and Osmar, having also worked with Luiz Caldas. Unmissable! Largo Pedro Archanjo – # 10, Rua Gregório de Matos – Pelourinho, Salvador – BA, 40026-240

ABOCA Arts Center

The great truth is that if Mondays are Cortejo Afro’s and Tuesdays are Geronimo’s, today ABOCA has “issued a decree” that Wednesdays are theirs! But stay tuned! The night is short, with songs only from 7 pm to 10 pm. So don’t be late and hurry inside not to lose a second of this revelry.

The Bahian Association and Observatory of Culture and Art (ABOCA), in Santo Antônio Além do Carmo, is a point of cultural effervescence at night in the Historic Center. One of the most picturesque and interesting places in the city is frequented by a lively crowd, who queues in the door to get in soon, after all, the night is pure excitement. ABOCA – # 12, Rua dos Marchantes, – Santo Antônio Além do Carmo, Salvador – BA, 40301-430

ABOCA Arts Center

Reguetho da Timbalada

Timbalada’s Summer rehearsals are back at Candhyall Guetho Square. It will be a show to remember moments that have marked Salvador summer season, such as the “going around Guetho”. The repertoire promises to bring a mix of great band classics with unreleased songs. Take note: the first rehearsal happens on January 5, 2020, from 5pm to 10pm. Tickets at this link.

A Melhor Segunda-Feira do Mundo, 17th edition

One of the most anticipated summer rehearsals is definitely this one. In its 17th edition, Xanddy will drive the crowd crazy with the recording of the DVD of A Melhor Segunda-Feira do Ano career. Write it down: January 6th, Harmonia at Wet’n Wild (Paralela). This will be the first time “A Melhor Segunda-Feira do Ano” will be recorded on an audiovisual project. Now imagine the vibe that will be there!!!

The party will feature Ludmilla, Felipe Araújo and Tony Salles as guests, as well as Ferrugem’s full show. In past editions, the band received names such as Saulo, Gabriel Diniz, Sorriso Maroto, Xand Avião, among other artists of Brazilian music.

Baile da Santinha

Leo Santana. Baile da Santinha. Salvador Bahia. Foto: assessoria.


Here comes another super season of the biggest ball in Brazil, Baile da Santinha Verão Salvador! The party promises to repeat the success of the last edition, with four full shows per night, led by great artists. In the upcoming summer rehearsal season 2020, the focus might be on the newly recorded DVD repertoire. The Giant’s party already has confirmed place and guests: Wesley Safadão, Raí Saia Rodada and MC Rebecca. It will happen on the second Friday of January, the 10th, at Wet’n Wild Events, at 9pm. Tell your friends!

Saulo, Som e Sol

Here comes another edition of the summer project Saulo, Som e Sol. Recall old songs from Banda Eva and current ones from the most charismatic axé singer. There are always special appearances. In the first edition of this season, which took place on December 8th, there was a complete Jau show at MAM – Museum of Modern Art. You can expect beautiful surprises.

Grupo Afrodisíaco Rehearsals

The Bahian group Afrodisíaco, led by singer-songwriter Pierre Onassis, has started its summer rehearsal season in Salvador since November 29. The band É O Tchan was the first guest, at a very lively party in the events area of ​​Church of Santo Antônio Além do Carmo. Follow social networks to know their agenda. (@official aphrodisia)

Magia – Luiz 50 Years

The father of axé is completing 50 years of career. With more than 110 albums recorded and 50 carnivals, Luiz Caldas kick-started the summer at the first edition of the Magia party at Chácara Baluarte (Santo Antônio Além do Carmo) on December 1st. The opening guest was Moraes Moreira. Each one made their show, and then shared the stage to sing “Chame-gente”. It was amazing. Lots of love! Stay tuned for future editions. (@lcpcaldas /

Banda Didá

Celebrating its 26 years on the road, Banda Didá makes its rehearsals called “Baiana, Batuqueira, Brasileira”, in Pelourinho. On December 10, 2019 they kick-started with an unforgettable show featuring the presence of singer Saulo and the queen Margareth Menezes. The next will be on January 17, 2020, in Quincas Berro D’agua Square. And write already down that in February there is more. Follow the networks of Banda Didá and know the programming (@didabandafeminina).

Salvador Summer Festival

On February 1 and 2, 2020, the Fonte Nova Arena will host the new Salvador Summer Festival. The SF, officially considered the biggest music event of the Brazilian summer, reaches its 21st edition with the promise of surprising the audience with a unique experience, and pleasing all the tribes.

On Saturday Ivete Sangalo, Zé Neto & Cristiano, Dennis DJ, Ferrugem, Iza, Marcelo Falcão, Harmonia do Samba, Àttooxxá e Baco Exu do Blues are already confirmed. On Sunday, there are presentations of Clean Bandit, Bell Marques, Dilsinho, Léo Santana, Wesley Safadão, Felipe Araújo, Melim, Parangolé e Vitão. All the details of this party at this link.

Bailinho de Quinta

You blinked and Bailinho de Quinta is completing 10 years! It’s marchinha, it’s frevo, it’s band, it’s ball, it’s from Bahia, it’s fun for sure. In the summer of Salvador the ball continues bringing good music, costumes, confetti and a lot of glitter. In the last edition, Daniela Mercury participated, there was Skanibais concert and DJ Thiagão (SP). Good surprises are coming. The schedule is on this link.

Sollares Summer Festival

The Sollares party is back and will rock the soteropolitan summer in Summer Festival mood. It is known for having a lot of quality electronic music in the line-up, having international level national DJs. It will happen on February 8th, 2020, and tickets are on sale now. More information at this link.

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Fernanda Slama
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