1934 - Was born on the 26th June.
1944 - Having started capoeira at 9 years [actually 10?] old with Mestre Caranha on the 28th July, learned also with old capoeiristas, as Mestres Chico da Onça, Claudemiro, Álvaro, Elíscio, João Valença and Barreto.
1950-s - Was made Contra-Mestre by Mestre João Grande.
2002 - Founded the Associação de Capoeira Angola Mucumbo (ACAM).
2004 - On the 28th December founded the União de Capoeiristas do Sul da Bahia (UCASUB), later leaving it.
2007 - Launched his CD Velho Angoleiro: Ladainhas and Corridos.