One of the most important samba-reggae Afro blocos, Muzenza uses the colors of the Jamaican flag (green, yellow, and black), follows the rastafari philosophy, and pays tribute to Bob Marley. They won three consecutive times at the annual carnival contest of Salvador BA. "Brilho e Beleza," written by the bloco's composers, was recorded by Gal Costa for her Gal Plural (1990). Muzenza Afro bloco was formed after a dissension in Olodum. One of the founders of the latter, Geraldão, left it to organize Muzenza with other members, like Mundão, who would become the visual artist of the new bloco, and Barabadá, who shared the leadership.