Rubem Confete is a graphic designer, journalist, composer, singer, activist and scholar of Afro-Brazilian issues. Carioca until you couldn't anymore, CONFETE is a creator and promoter of an art and a culture deeply rooted in those Carioca environments, where the most legitimate expressions of Afro-Brazilian culture came to meet to amalgamate and expand. That's why CONFETE is a samba artist in the most radical sense of the word: samba artist who makes samba, or samba dance, who organizes samba, who breathes samba. It was like this from Dona Clara, passing through Serrinha, arriving at Mangueira, taking a bordejo by Imperatriz and anchoring in Quilombo de Candeia, where he was one of the most important leaders. Initiated in the tradition of the Orixás, CONFETE is an authority in the cult, Ogan that is, confirmed in the Ilê Obatalá, House of the Jeje-Vodun Nation. As President of the Cultural Association of Barraqueiros do Terreirão do Samba, founded on March 2, 1991, he led and forwarded the legitimate demands of the immense contingent of working revelers who fight to keep alive one of the most important Carioca traditions: that of the barraqueiros of our parties in Penha, Glória, São Jorge, Carnival, etc. That's why RUBEM CONFETE lived up to the honor he received in September 1992, the "Medalha Pedro Ernesto", granted by the councilor, then, Fernando William, of the City Council of Rio de Janeiro. A multiple talent, repository of the most thriving Afro-Brazilian energy, CONFETE is an "old jequitibá", "wood-to-go crazy". So, let him pass, with his elegance, with his "non challenge" of negro jeje.