• Moved his capoeira to
     HIS NEW HUT
    ca 1954





    THE PREFACE

    Until the middle of the 1960-s, when the tram had become extinct, the neighborhood of Pero Vaz was known as Corta-Braço. Santos et al, 2010.

    [..] the end of the tram line [number 8] was Lapinha. From there you had to walk [to Corta-Braço].  read more 

    : Looking for the term Pero Vaz in the editions of the newspaper O Momento we see however that the Nova Pero Vaz street already existed in Corta-Braço in 1948. Therefore we can see that the transition from Corta-Braço to Pero Vaz already started well in the beginning of the new neighborhood, possibly due to the ill fame of the previous name.

    It is very probable that to construct the new hut the mestre received financial aid from the future congressman (1955-1958) Carlos de Faria Albuquerque. This made the mestre put on the entrance of his hut a banner in support of the said person. As the hut was well visited by many, this helped Albuquerque quite a bit to win in the 1954 elections. As the banner appears upside down, we can think that the year of the photos is 1955, when it had already served its objective, but was not yet taken down (see below!).

    THE MATERIALS

    1955: Verger, Dreyfus-Roche

    The oldest photos of the new hut are taken by Pierre Verger. Due to the controversial dating of these we are turning to Brill's photos from 1953 and see that these show an inferior hut and other differences from Verger's photos. We suggest that Verger's photos were taken in 1955 and the new hut was made in 1954.

    Lühning and Pamfílio in 2012 speculated that the photos "of Waldemar's hut were taken in 1948 and 1950". This only serves for one group of photos that do not show the hut. To see the other group with the hut see below and  read more 

    • The banner on the Waldemar's hut (read square)
      1955
      Pierre Verger Foundation's photo

    • The Old and the New Hut of M Waldemar's
      A. Brill, 1953 and P. Verger, 1955
      Collections: IMS & Pierre Verger Foundation

    The New Hut

    On the back cover of Dreyfus-Roche's 1955 LP we read that:

    «Les enregistrements effectués à Bahia, à la fin de la mission que nous avait acordeé le C.N.R.S.* en 1955, n'auraient pu être recueillis et publiés sans l'aide infiniment précieuse de Pierre Verger, éminent spécialiste des cultes afro-brésiliens et bahianais de coeur qui a bien voulu nous recommander à MM. Carybé, Mario Cravo, le Dr. Octavio Mangabeira, Vivaldo Costa Lima, Carlos Vasconcelos Maia, Edio Gantois.»

    Translation: «The recordings done in Bahia, in the end of the mission we were on for the C.N.R.S. in 1955, could not have been collected and published without the invaluable help from Pierre Verger, the eminent specialist in afro-brazilian and bahian cults that was gently recommended by MM. Carybé, Mario Cravo, Dr. Octávio Mangabeira, Vivaldo Costa Lima, Carlos Vasconcelos Maia, Edio Gantois.»

    This puts Verger in Salvador in 1955.

    * Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

    : It's very probable, that the recording of Dreyfus-Roche took place in the new hut.  read and listen more 

    1956: Péret, Leal

    Péret in 1956 tells about his interesting visit to M Waldemar's hut, however doesn't mention in it any specific street.  read more 

    Leal in A Tarde from 1956 writes: [..] in the School [..] of "mestre" Waldemar, on the Pero Vaz street, in Liberdade.

    1957: Araguaya

    Araguaya in 1957 in Correio Paulistano describes M Waldemar's capoeira staying to the Pero Vaz Street, in the Liberdade Road Neighborhood. One of the photo captions adds: We are on the full Liberdade Road. That is where the capoeira of Mestre Waldemar is. : The photos however look like they are of the old hut:  see more 

    1961: Peixoto

    Peixoto in Diário de Notícias from 1961 writes: In Corta Braço [..] meet [..] mestres Traira and Valdemar.

    1968: Rego

    Rego in 1968: Had a capoeira academy on the Liberdade Road. Today, when he wants to, plays out in the open with his friends or in his academies [if still up, then where?].

    THE POSSIBLE LOCATION OF THE NEW HUT

    : We can conclude that the new hut was located on the crossing of the Liberdade Road and the Pero Vaz Street. This helped the tourists alot to find the hut. We are however waiting for a confirmation on this.


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