• Juvenal Hermenegildo da Cruz
     Mestre Juvenal
    1915? - 19??









    📻 Velhos Mestres

    Luciano, Juvenal* and Manuel, 1940
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    • 01.
      Inanaê
      2:50
    • 02.
      Oh sim, sim, sim
      3:10
    • 03.
      Canto a Ogum
      6:01
    • 04.
      Instrumental 1
      3:16
    • 05.
      Instrumental 2
      2:42
    • 06.
      Oh mi xarodô
      6:03
    • 07.
      Caboclo da Mulungaga
      3:27
    • 08.
      Lá na aldeia
      2:32
    • 09.
      Quando eu tinha dinheiro*
      3:29
    • 10.
      Ladeira de Santa Tereza*
      2:29

    Luciano, Juvenal* and Manuel, 1940



    The ABC of M Juvenal

    1915(?) - Was born.

    1937 - On 14th January participated in the II Afro-Brazilian Congress of Bahia (see the photo below and read more here)

    1940 - On 7th November recorded capoeira music to Turner together with Luciano José Silva and Manoel Oliveira. Probably the lead singer is Luciano - perhaps someone connected to the candomblé.

    1945 - Appeared in the book Bahia de Todos os Santos of Jorge Amaro as "Juvenal, a young 20 year old guy". However on Verger's photos from 1946/7 he looks more like 30 years old.

    1946 - In the end of the year (20th November?) was photographed by Pierre Verger to appear in the O Cruzeiro magazine in 1948.

    1948 - On 10th January O Cruzeiro published the article "Capoeira kills one!" featuring M Juvenal (see the photos below and read more here).

    1953 - On 9th September the Diário Oficial listed as sailor of the Salvador's Customs one Juvenal Hermenegildo da Cruz.

    1978 - On 12th December 1980 the Diário Oficial notified of the retirement of an agent of river maritime transport called Juvenal Hermenegildo da Cruz on the 30th November 1978. If Juvenal was born around 1915 he then was 63 years old.

    19?? - Died.

    The map of capoeiras on the ramp (M Juvenal on numbers 1 & 6)

    M Juvenal on numbers 1 & 6


    Photo gallery

    • Playing: M Barbosa and M Juvenal
      II Afro-Brazilian Congress
      Ribeira, Salvador
      1937

    • M Juvenal
      1946?
      Market Ramp, Salvador
      Pierre Verger's photo

    • M Juvenal and student
      1946?
      Market Ramp, Salvador
      Pierre Verger's photo

    • M Juvenal and student
      1946?
      Market Ramp, Salvador
      Pierre Verger's photo

    • M Juvenal and student
      1946?
      Market Ramp, Salvador
      Pierre Verger's photo

    • M Juvenal and student
      1946?
      Market Ramp, Salvador
      Pierre Verger's photo

    • M Juvenal and student
      1946?
      Market Ramp, Salvador
      Pierre Verger's photo

    • M Juvenal and student
      1946?
      Market Ramp, Salvador
      Pierre Verger's photo

    • M Juvenal
      1946?
      Market Ramp, Salvador
      Pierre Verger's photo

    • M Juvenal
      1946?
      Market Ramp, Salvador
      Pierre Verger's photo

    M Juvenal

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