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date: 04 April 2020

Mestre Pastinha locked

1889–1982 Brazilian teacher of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines dance and martial arts.

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Vicente Ferreira Pastinha is said to have learned Capoeira as a young boy from an African-born Brazilian named Benedito. He opened his capoeira academy in 1941 in Salvador, Bahia, and worked to preserve the traditional form of capoeira, which he termed capoeira Angola Pastinha was a ...

A version of this article originally appeared in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.

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