What is a Bloco?

54968A carnival bloco is the group that one joins to “parade” through the streets of Salvador behind a trio elétrico, an enormous amplified truck complete with a band on top. To join a bloco, one buys an abadá(shirt) which allows one to enter a protective corded area roped off around thetrio elétrico.

Joining a bloco allows you to follow a particular band through the crowded streets of Salvador. It's also a great place to meet people; in the four to six hours it takes for a carnival bloco and its trio to run the carnival circuit, you can meet and dance with as many new friends as your tired feet permit. Conversely, without the abadá, one can't join the bloco nor enter the corded area, and if you're not in the corded area, good luck trying to follow a particular band! Chances are you won't make it more than a couple of steps before you're engulfed by carnival’s frenetic masses. On the busier nights, it's said that more than a million people are out in the streets and when a popular trio passes with its enormous bloco in tow, those outside its protective cord are likely to get swept away by a tidal wave of humanity.

Balada

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Sunday
Monday
 
Tuca Fernandes
Leo Santana
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Barra/Ondina
Avenida
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
 

Banana Coral/D+

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Friday
Saturday
 
Banda oito7nove4
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Barra/Ondina
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
 

Burburinho

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Friday
Saturday
 
Duas Medidas
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Barra/Ondina
6:00 PM
 

Camaleão

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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
 
Bell Marques (Chiclete)
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Barra/Ondina
3:00 PM
 

Cerveja e Cia

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Saturday
 
Ivete Sangalo
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Barra/Ondina
TBA
 

Coco Bambu

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Thursday
 
Wesley Safadão
Barra/Ondina
TBA
 

Coruja

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Sunday
Monday
 
Timbalada
Ivete Sangalo
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Avenida
Barra/Ondina
TBA
 

Crocodilo

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Sunday
Monday
 
Daniela Mercury
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Barra/Ondina
5:00pm
 

Eu Vou

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Friday
 
Aline Rosa
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Barra/Ondina
TBA
 

Eva

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Friday
Saturday
 
Banda Eva
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Barra/Ondina
8:30 PM
7:00 PM
 

Fissura

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Friday
Saturday
 
Tomate
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Barra/Ondina
7:00 PM
 

Harém

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Thursday
 
Alexandre Peixe
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Barra/Ondina
7:00 PM
 

Inter

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Sunday
Tuesday
 
Psirico
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Avenida
12:00 NOON
 

Largadinho

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Sunday
Monday
 
Claudia Leitte
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Barra/Ondina
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
 

Me Abraça

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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
 
Bell Marques (Chiclete)
Durval (Asa)
Bell (Chiclete) & Durval (Asa)
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Barra/Ondina
TBA
 

Olodum

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Friday
Sunday
 
Olodum
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Avenida
Barra/Ondina
7:00 PM
2:00 PM
 

Timbalada

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Friday
Saturday
 
Timbalada
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Barra/Ondina
3:00 PM
5:30 PM
 

Vumbora?!

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Friday
Saturday
 
Bell of Chiclete
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Barra/Ondina
2:00 PM
 
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