Text by Mário Camarinha * Photos of Geraldo Viola
[Sartre] visited Mestre Pastinha's Capoeira Academy, on the Pelourinho hillside.
Caption: MESTRE PASTINHA (seventy one years old) gives a capoeira "show" in the Angola Academy, Ladeira do Pelourinho. The french were filled with enthusiasm.
O Cruzeiro, 1960
«Champion and teacher, a skinny black guy, very short, with malicious air about him, put on a surprising show.»
S. Beauvoir, 1963