MESTRE ROQUE OF SALVADOR, BAHIA - BRAZIL
Mestre Bimba (1900-1974) -
Creator of Capoeira Regional,
the modern style of capoeira
CAPOEIRA ESPORTE DO CORPO
Mestre Pastinha (1889-1981) -
Father of Capoeira Angola, the traditional style of capoeira
Salvador, in the northeastern state of Bahia, was the first capital of colonial Brazil (1549-1863) and is the homeland of capoeira. Today, it is the cultural capital of Brazil, rich with African influences and a population of over 2 million.