President Emeritus

Enéas Alves Freire idealized and was one of the founders of the Clube das Máscaras Galo da Madrugada. He was born on December 2, 1921, in the Patio do Terço – house number 34 -, São José neighborhood, downtown Recife.

The seventh and last son of the merchant and known Enéas Garcia Freire and the housewife Bernardina de Lima Alves Freire, the boy from São José learned to value the culture of his land since he was a child. The parents, who used to accompany the blocos in the neighborhood, carried the youngest in their arms with less than a year old, when he could not even walk.

At that time, the Pátio do Terço was already considered one of the main centers of animation of Recife´s Carnival. Therefore, we can say that Enéas was born in the “cradle of Carnival”.

The president of the Galo died on June 9, 2008, a victim of cardiac arrest. In addition to his four children, he also left eight grandchildren who, along with family and friends, make up the current board of directors and keep alive the dream that the eternal Enéas built and presented the Recife Carnival.


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