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Jam no MAM

Saturday-evening jazz and bossa nova at MAM (Museu de Arte Moderna) is a must for music lovers. Go early to see the museum first and catch the views at sunset. Though the venue is located within walking distance of …
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Rock in Rio

The young and wealthy head for Aeroclube Plaza Show (Av Otávio Mangabeira, Boca do Rio), an outdoor entertainment complex with a few bars, dance clubs and free live forró nights. Rock in Rio is a 1700-sq-m…
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Bahia Café Hall

This busy concert venue – out of the way, but worth it – hosts major music festivals like Forró da Amizade and big-name acts like Seu Jorge.
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Casa de Mãe Iemanja

Named after the Yoruba goddess of the sea, this Rio Vermelho bistro–cultural center is a great space to hear live music.
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This buzzed-about cultural center, bar and art space in Santo Antônio features live samba, samba de roda and jazz.
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Bar Fundo do Cravinho

Live samba nightly starting around 8pm, down an alley behind the eponymous bar.
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Commons Studio Bar

Rustic-chic, with state-of-the-art equipment, this cool venue is a relatively new addition to Salvador's nightlife scene. Commons hosts the up-and-coming Brazilian musical acts and runs community-focused programming…
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Teatro Castro Alves

For the biggest acts, keep your eye on Salvador’s finest venue, the Teatro Castro Alves. Its Concha Acústica (amphitheater) has weekly concerts throughout summer.