Capoeira Music by Mestre Moraes

Mestre Moraes

Capoeira-music Mestre moraesPedro Moraes Trindade, known as Mestre Moraes, was born as Pedro Martinez Trindade in Ilha de Maré on the 9th of February, 1950. President and founder of  GCAP – Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho. one of today’s most known Capoeira Angola groups.

His father was a Capoeirista himself and did introduce him to Capoeira at the age of 7. At the time he began studying Capoeira in the 1950s, he trained at the academy of Mestre Pastinha. However, by that time Pastinha was blind and no longer taught classes. The academy was run by Pastinha’s students Mestres João Grande and João Pequeno. He states that he is truly the student of João Grande.

In 1970 he joined the marines and was sent to Rio de Janeiro. There he started to teach some students which are nowadays known as masters, like Mestre Braga and Mestre Cobra Mansa. In 1980 he founded the Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho, and two years later he moved with his organisation back to Salvador.

There is a lot more to say about Mestre Moraes and his philosophy. you can find more information in his Blog

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