Training: Master of Capoeira; Musician; Art Educator; Filmmaker, Cultural Activist and Researcher of Bantu/MG culture.
Founder of the Capoeira group and Bloco Afro Porto de Minas in 1991;
Founder of the band Berimbrown in 1996 from a sociocultural project in the Maria Goretti community ;
Founder of the Kilombola Project in 2002 in partnership with SMED. Sociocultural project of percussive musical work on the outskirts of the Goiânia neighborhood.
Coordinator of the music area of the Values de Minas Program between 2005 and 2014.
2006 received the decoration of the Government of the State of Minas Gerais with the medal of Inconfidência in recognition of the work in the cultural and social area.
He toured as a capoeirista in Europe during the 90s.
He performed several tours in Brazil and Europe between 2001 and 2008 as a musician for the band Berimbrown, performing at major festivals, television programs and alongside renowned masters.
During the 2000s, he released three albums with the musical group Berimbrown of which he is the founder and instrumentalist, Berimbrown 2000, Aglomerado 2002 and the album Irmandade 2006.
2011 toured with the band Berimbrown to the United States, presenting musical shows and workshops at the invitation of foreign universities.
Author of the book "Capoeiragem no País das Gerais" published in 2011 by Editora Nandyalla.
2007, creator and coordinator of the DVD Capoeira da Memória at the FAN 4th Festival of Black Art.
2004, performance of the Brazilian National Anthem, Mineirão [Brazil X Argentina] at the invitation of the Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, alongside Gil and Milton Nascimento.
Director of the feature-length documentary film "Lamparina Bantus nas Minas Gerais". Result of extensive independent research on Bantus and Vissungo traditions among the remaining quilombola communities in Minas Gerais.
Director of the documentary film "Encontro das Águas" - The marriage between two black women”.
Music director of the CD Lamparina Berimbrown/2016.
Tour through several countries in Europe 2020 as Mestre de Capoeira.
Tour the United States of America in 2022 as Mestre de Capoeira.
Touring several countries in Europe in 2022 as Mestre de Capoeira.
In 2018, he built and founded the Lamparina Cultural Center on the land of his residence in the Maria Goretti neighborhood, a non-profit educational socio-cultural space that, in addition to offering free music and capoeira classes to the community, organizes lectures, shows, festivities and workshops. .
Currently, Mestre Negoativo lives by giving mini-courses, workshops and lectures on various topics of Afro-Brazilian culture and tradition, he has been especially dedicated to research related to the musicality of the Old Masters of Capoeira