On 19th October of 1987, was launched, by the Decree nº 40, of the Ministry of Education - MEC, through the Secretary of Physical Education and Sport, the National Capoeira Program - PNC.
With this program various projects related to capoeira were instigated with public funds, including the financing of the activities of non-governmental organizations. According to Lussac (2004), between 1989 and 1992, there was a systematic raise and the realization of inteviews with the most known and respected masters of bahian capoeira, through the Project called Caá-Puera.
Sammia Castro Silva, 2013
[..] our main source is the interview he [M Waldemar] recorded 1989 for a project developed by the Ministry of Education, in which I [M Luiz Renato] had the opportunity to participate, together with other capoeiristas and researchers such as Mestre Itapoan and Mestre Ezequiel. On that occasion, Mestre Waldemar, 71 years old [72 or 73 - the mestre made a mistake with the number, as said M Renato - velhosmestres.com] and suffering from Parkinson’s disease, received us in his house with all the kindness and simplicity that characterizes the Bahian people. It was one of the most unique and important moments in my life.
M Luiz Renato Vieira, translated by Shayna McHugh, source