• Bigode, Candeal Pequeno de Brotas
     M Pastinha took CECA to Bigode
    1949

    Mestre Pastinha in a place called "Bigode", in Matatu de Brotas, showing capoeiristas like Clarea [see photos below] and the proper Mestre Pastinha, among other - 42 photos.

    [..] we came to the conclusion that the photos of Mestre Pastinha only could have been made in the pre-1950 period and managed to find the place, which in the old days was called "Bigode", close to the extinct soap factory Sicool, which was mentioned by Pastinha (see DECÂNIO, idem) and in the book by João Pequeno (LIMA, 2000, p.7).

    "Bigode", in the region of the old Sangradouro, is situated in the present Santo Agostinho neighborhood, between Av. Djalma Dutra, close to the Sete Portas supermarket, and Av. Barros Falcão, in Matutu, which is known more commonly as Matatu Pequeno, part of the Broras neighborhood.

    Lühning and Pamfilio, 2012

    PS It's probable, that P. Verger took these photos in 1952 as also suggested by M Gildo Alfinete with a date on one of the photos. As M Pastinha moved to Bigode only in 1949, perhaps it took him a few years to establish himself there (build the arena, make uniforms etc).

    The aerial view of the "Bigode" region, present day Santo Agostinho neighborhood, by "Google Maps". The bigger red square shows the old area which was ocupated by Mestre Pastinha's roda. Lühning and Pamfilio, 2012



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    • 1949 I was searched by Mr Ricardo, the ex-instructor of the Civil Guard fight, so that I would reorganize the capoeira Center that was without purpose. I was always ready when they looked for me, I was at home, on a Sunday, when two comrades came to invite me to see a place in Soap Fabric Siccol in Bigode, and I took capoeira there, and the Center entered

      Manuscripts of M Pastinha

    • on a path, because Pastinha thought to take capoeira to its exact value; with the help of the habitants, and all were on my side to encourage me to make this desired thing. The first shirts were done in Bigode, with black and yellow colors. The first president was Mr Athaydio Caldeira, the second, Mr Arrelydio Caldeira.

      Manuscripts of M Pastinha

    • M Pastinha with berimbau
      Photo by Pierre Verger
      Archive of the Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Pastinha with berimbau
      Photo by Pierre Verger
      Archive of the Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Pastinha squatting
      Photo by Pierre Verger
      Archive of the Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Pastinha squatting
      Photo by Pierre Verger
      Archive of the Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Pastinha and João Pequeno? playing
      Photo by Pierre Verger
      Archive of the Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Pastinha and João Pequeno? playing
      Photo by Pierre Verger
      Archive of the Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Pastinha and João Pequeno? playing
      Photo by Pierre Verger
      Archive of the Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Pastinha and João Pequeno? playing
      Photo by Pierre Verger
      Archive of the Pierre Verger Foundation

    • Two players
      Photo by Pierre Verger
      Archive of the Pierre Verger Foundation

    • Boys
      Photo by Pierre Verger
      Archive of the Pierre Verger Foundation

    • ? and Clarea
      Photo by Pierre Verger
      Archive of Daniel Ribeiro Mattar

    • Clarea
      Photo by Pierre Verger
      Archive of the Pierre Verger Foundation

    • M Pastinha (rabo de arraia) and ?
      Photo by Pierre Verger
      Archive of the Pierre Verger Foundation

    Bigode


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