ABC of M Maré
1894 - Was born on 17th September on Ilha de Maré, son of Manoel Gasparino Neves and Margarida Neves.
1918 - Started to learn capoeira.
1936 - Appeared in the words of Samuel de Souza, the «Querido de Deus», and M Bimba (see below).
1937 - Was mentioned by Edison Carneiro in Negros Bantus as capoeirista and a docker.
1941 - Was part of the start of the CECA in Gengibirra.
1968 - Participated in the film called Dança de Guerra, by Jair Moura. The film also contains a bit of vadiação between M Noronha and M Maré.
1974 - On the 13th February gave an interview to Diário de Notícias and on the 8th March featured in Diário de Notícias, Porto Alegre (see below). Died on 18th October.
About M Maré
Samuel de Souza: «There is no doubt that Bimba is strong and fast, but it's an exaggeration to call him the bahian champion of capoeira, because this title deservedly belongs to Maré.»
Jornal Imparcial, 13th March 1936
M Bimba: «I didn't grab the champion's title, as if it were my property, however, I think that it belongs more deservedly to me than to my sport companion Maré, since I challenged by newspapers all the capoeiristas of the State and the only one to climb to the «ring» was the brave adversary Henrique Bahia, whom I managed to beat in front of a numerous audience.
Maré, as the deserver of the maximum title, should appear this time and not in a later news section.»
Diário da Bahia, 13th May 1936