Mestre Pastinha - Pastinha ja foi a Africa


Mestre Pastinha
Song Name: Pastinha ja foi a Africa
By: Mestre Pastinha
Country: Brazil
Song Local Name: Pastinha já foi a África
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Genre: folk music of Brazil , Brazilian folk music , berimbau , capoeira
Date Added: 07 Nov 2016
Martha J. Fernández
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Pastinha ja foi a Africa by Mestre Pastinha is part of folk music tradition in/by Brazil. Folk Music of Brazil is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with Pastinha ja foi a Africa (or folk music of Brazil), other than checking Brazil you can also check music of Angola, Czech Republic and Austria. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

Mestre Pastinha or God of Capoeira Angola,the more traditional style of capoeira. He lived from 1889 to 1981.Vicente Ferreira Pastinha was born on April 5th, 1889 to José Señor Pastinha and Eugênia Maria de Carvalho. He learned Capoeira at age 8 from an African named Benedito, who taught Pastinha the art so that he could defend himself from an older boy who was bullying him in the street. From 1902 to 1909, Pastinha taught capoeira to his colleagues at the School of Sailor Apprentices. He stopped teaching in 1912 and spent nearly thirty years away from Capoeira. In 1941, at the request of other mestres of the era, Mestre Pastinha opened a center for the teaching and practice of traditional Capoeira. His students wore black and yellow, the colors of Ypiranga, his favorite soccer team.Mestre Pastinha is known as the “philosopher of capoeira” because of his great wisdom about the art and about life in general. Despite his immensely important work in preserving the traditional Capoeira, he came to an unfortunate end. The government took away his academy, promising to renovate it and return it to him, but the renovated space was instead given to a restaurant. Mestre Pastinha died poor, blind, and bitter about the injustice he suffered; however, he did not regret his life as a capoeirista. ( from http://www.capoeira-music.net )

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