Mestre Pastinha (born Vicente Ferreira Pastinha, April 5, 1889, Salvador, Brazil – November 13, 1981) was the founding mestre of Brazil's first officially recognized Capoeira Angola academy, the 'Centro Esportivo de Capoeira Angola', which was originated in 1941 and gained government recognition in 1952. This was the start of the domestication of the street culture of Capoeira Angola.