The festival in Dakar took place during 1 - 24 April 1966. Before taking off on Saturday, 16th April 1966, the mestres were at the office of A Tarde to have their picture taken.
On the day they left, Jornal do Brasil brought the following news from the world:
«London asks South Africa's help in the crisis of Rhodesia»
«Baghdad denies the Kurdish rebels had slaughtered Aref»
«Soviet scientists will reveal today the results of the Luna-10 experience»
«Belfast and Dublin without connections»
«Bonn negotiates with London and Washington about the new NATO»
«The embassy of China attacked by the students in Jakarta»
«Johnson wants to meet with american presidents»
And Brazil was preparing for the World Cup to be held in England: «Brazil national football team already has the base lineup in the first training»
FESTIVAL OF DACAR
Jornal do Brasil, 6/4/1966, Rio de Janeiro
FESTIVAL OF DACAR - There will be, on the 16th, at 21 hours, the embarkation of the brazilian delegation to the Black Festival of Dacar. Among other, are going: Elton Medeiros, Paulinho da Viola, Clementina de Jesus, Elisete Cardoso, Raul de Barros, Ataulfo Alves and his samba school, Mestre Pastinha and four* more capoeiristas.
* Probably the flight schedule was changed to earlier since the mestres boarded at daylight.
** João Grande, Gildo Alfinete, Roberto Satanás and Gato Preto, excluding, M Camaféu.
CAPOEIRA IN THE BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL
A TARDE (Salvador) - 19/04/1966
[The angleiros posing for the photo on 16/04/1966]
CAPOEIRA IN THE BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL - Bahia will be represented on the Black Arts Festival which will take place in Dakar (Africa) by a group of capoeiristas, the most famous, chosen by Mestre Pastinha. The capoeiristas who appear on the photo are the following: Mestre Pastinha, Roberto Pereira (Satanaz), Mestre Gato, Gildo (Formado), Camafeu de Ochosse and João Grande. Mestre Pastinha will make a series of demonstrations. His students, today also instructors of capoeira Angola from Bahia, will perform for an internacional audience, which will be present at the Festival, organized by the president of Senegal, Mr Leopoldo Senghor in combination with Itamarati. As another atraction, capoeirista Camafeu de Ochossi will take with him an afro-brazilian recording, which has an accompaniment of berimbau and atabaques, registered officially by Itamarati and by the Afro-oriental Study Centre, with the authentic african music from Brazil, where Bahia is featured and has the most influence. The Bahian delegation before taking off was at the editorial office of A TARDE, an opportunity where it gave thanks to the Director Valdir Freitas de Oliveira, from Afro-oriental Study Centre, where they got the dimplomas, and managed the opportunity to show in a foreign country what Bahia has.