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Pelourinho, the historic centre of Salvador, is just one of ten locations in Brazil to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a status it acquired in 1985. This part of the city is well worth a visit and boasts many fine monuments, 17th-century Portuguese colonial houses, churches, museums and art galleries such as the Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado, Museu Abelardo Rodrigues and the Instituto de Artesanato Visconde de Maua. Known locally as “O Pelo”, Pelourinho is a pleasing mix of indigenous, European and African influences (Salvador is home to the largest population of black origin outside Africa), and its architecture is a reflection of that. Among its numerous other attractions are the unique percussive beats of the many Blocos Afro who call the area home. One of the best-known of these musical collectives is Olodum, who have recorded with artists as varied as Paul Simon and Sepultura and also appeared in the video for the Michael Jackson song They Don't Care About Us, directed by Spike Lee.