Emília Biancardi founded her parafolkloric group VIVABAHIA in 1962 and then started taking M Pastinha's instructions. The group also had M João Grande as a member.
Emília Biancardi: «I asked Mestre Pastinha to teach the girls of my capoeira group, but in my place, because this here was a prostitution zone. These were girls and the parents didn't want to hear it, nor that they would go to Pelourinho. I went, because I was always emancipated [..]»
In Castro, 2007