CADETE
(Ingazeiro / PE, May 3, 1874 - Tibagi / PR, July 25, 1960)

            At the age of three, Manoel Evêncio da Costa Moreira moved with his family to Rio de Janeiro, enrolling later in the Military School, hence the nickname of Cadete. With a bohemian and serene temperament, he soon changed his uniform for the musical environment of the time, without, however, dispensing a medal offered by Emperor Dom Pedro II as the only student who answered a question about the value of the grass.

In 1895, he met guitarist Sátiro Bilhar, becoming a friend of the composer Catulo da Paixão Cearense (future godfather of one of his sons), and other notables such as Anacleto de Medeiros, Mário Pinheiro, Ernesto Nazareth, etc. Discovered by Fred Figner, owner of Casa Edison, who invited him to record the first cylinders and plates small and large (discs) commercial, made in Brazil, Zonophone seal (1902/1903). Among the records are: Modinhas, signed by Catulo da Paixão Cearense, A Borboleta e Taste (with Sátiro Billiard), Rosa do Sertão (Frederico Junior).

In 1906, he traveled to the states of Maranhão, Ceará, Pará, Acre and Amazonas, where he contracted beriberi, transferring the following year, to medical advice, to the city of Tibagi, in the interior of Paraná. However, he continued to record (already by the Odeon label), emphasizing: the Serenata model (Catulo da Paixão Cearense, Salvador Fábregas, 1908), the challenges, in a duet with Baiano (Challenge, Salesman and Boss) and the modinha Casa Branca Of the Serra (Guimarães Passos, Miguel Pestana) in 1911, the modinha Simple Desire (Manoel Ferreira "Neco"), the lundus Poetic Geography, Girl Says To Your Father, The Vaido, and Modinhas Amor Desfeito, Discouragement of a Heart All of its authorship), dating from 1912. Going back to 1908, living in Campina Alta, district of Tibagi, there married and had several children. He graduated as a Practical Pharmacist in 1932, when he returned to Tibagi. He became owner of the Nossa Senhora de Lourdes Pharmacy (where he began to prescribe, studying a lot, for lack of a doctor in the region), he continued to make serenades with his powerful and melodious voice echoing to Matriz Square. Due to its popularity, it organized the first carnival parade of the city (including floats flown by horses), in the years 1910. Also it dedicated itself to the policy, being aleidor councilman of the Town Hall.

In 1942, he went to Rio de Janeiro, the last time, when he sang on National Radio. With his passing, in 1960, Tibagi's nights won a cheering star that shines, always enlightening a new singer and guitar. In 1977, the precious LP Pioneers - Vol. 5 - Cadete - Series of Brazilian Popular Music (Coronado / EMI-Odeon) was released, including recordings performed at 78 rpm, still in the mechanical phase, between 1904 and 1912 , As: Trovas de Um Coração (Salvador Fábregas, K. Melo), Escuta, Caiu do Céu Um Estrela, O Beijo (those of unknown authors).


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