• Romualdo Rosário da Costa
     Mestre Moa do Katendê
    1954 - 2018

    The ABC

    1954 - Was born on the 29th October in Dique Pequeno, Salvador.

    1962 - Started to practise capoeira at 8 years of age in his aunt's shrine called Ilê Axé Omin Bain. Later continued to learn with M Bobó in the academy that was opened the same year.

    1970 - At 16 distanced himself from capoeira angola and developed his work in folkloric groups such as “Viva Bahia” and the “Katendê”*.

    1977 - Was crowned champion in the Festival da Canção Ilê Aiyê, the first carnival afro-group in Brazil.

    1978 - In May he founded “Afoxé “Badauê”, that took the stage for the first time.

    1979 - “Afoxé “Badauê” became the carnival champion in the afoxé category.

    1984 - Went to Rio de Janeiro where he started to teach capoeira angola so that he wouldn't have to stop to train.

    1987 - On the 5th April M Bobó graduated his first generation of capoeiristas: Mestre Môa do Katendê and Mestre Lua do Bobó. From then on Mestre Môa started to teach capoeira angola in the ”Academia de Capoeira Angola 5 Estrelas”, which at that time was in Espaço Clube de Regatas Vasco da Gama. He also have classes in his aunt Ominbain's shrine.

    1995 - Together with his colleagues and fans of afro-brazilian culture an afoxé group called “Amigos de Katendê” was formed.

    1997 - Returning to his homeland he started together with other capoeira masters a project with 60 children in the Associação Brasileira de Capoeira Angola.

    2013 - Participated in the recording of the CD Angoleiro Sim Sinhô. He had also recorded one CD of capoeira Angola/afoxé called Raiz Afro-Mãe (listen below!) and another of afoxé only.

    2018 - Died on the 7th October by homicide.

    * A sacred village in Kongo, read more





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    M Moa do Katendê
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    • 01.
      Viajarei
      4:21
    • 02.
      Matumbé
      5:26
    • 03.
      Capoeira Angola
      27:59
    • 04.
      Mandinga na intolerância
      4:22
    • 05.
      Povo sacaneado
      5:13
    • 06.
      Sou negro
      6:11
    • 07.
      Passo em passo
      3:17
    • 08.
      Negra música
      4:43
    • 09.
      Cruel
      4:14
    • 10.
      Afoxé
      8:40

    M Moa do Katendê



    Imagens

    • A young M Moa
      Year?
      Collection: capoeira-infos

    • Standing:
      M Mala,
      ?,
      M Valdec,
      M Bom Cabrito,
      M Gildo Alfinete,
      M Barba Branca,
      M Pelé da Bomba,
      M Boa Gente,
      ?,
      M Moa do Katendê,
      ?
      Squatting:
      ?,
      ?,
      M Nó,
      M Zé do Lenço,
      ?,
      M Pelé do Tonel
      Collection: ABCA

    • M Bigodinho,
      M Gildo Alfinete,
      M Pelé da Bomba,
      M Curió,
      M Boca Rica,
      M Moa do Katendê,
      M Mário Bom Cabrito,
      M Mala,
      M Boa Gente
      Collection: ABCA

    • Standing:
      ?,
      ?,
      M Mala,
      M Gildo Alfinete,
      M Boa Gente,
      ?,
      M Bigodinho,
      M Moa do Katendê
      Playing: ? and ?
      Collection: Ben MacGregor

    • M Moa do Katendê,
      ?,
      M Mala,
      M Gildo Alfinete,
      M Boa Gente,
      ?,
      M Bigodinho,
      ?
      Collection: Ben MacGregor

    • At the back:
      M Mala,
      M Gildo Alfinete,
      M Bom Cabrito,
      M Pelé da Bomba
      Em frente:
      M Moa do Katendê,
      M Boca Rica,
      M Curió,
      M Bigodinho,
      M Boa Gente
      Collection: ABCA

    • M Moa do Katendê

    • M Moa do Katendê and Gilberto Gil

    • M Moa do Katendê

    • ? e M Moa do Katendê

    • M Moa do Katendê

    • M Moa do Katendê

    • M Moa do Katendê

    • M Moa do Katendê,
      M Gaguinho,
      M Plínio
      Indian village, 2012
      Collection: Angoleiro Sim Sinhô

    • Playing: M Moa do Katendê and M Gaguinho
      Indian village, 2012
      Collection: Angoleiro Sim Sinhô

    M Moa do Katendê


    M Moa do Katendê and M Moraes, 2000

    M Moa do Katendê

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