Marquinhos Fê won the Improvisation and Composition categories in the 3rd Batuka! Masters – National Drummer´s Contest, in 1998. In the year 2000, also won the 5th Batuka! Masters, a special edition aimed to the winners of the previous ones. He also participated with the tune “Batuka Nego”, by himself and Gilberto Oliveira in the 2nd Batuka! CD, released in 2004.
"I had the great pleasure of living together with musicians from all over the country, musicians that nowadays playing with great artists I encounter on the Road. It is sure that winning the Batuka! opens many doors and puts your knowledge to the test..."
Nowadays, Marquinhos Fê is plays with the singer/composer Renata Adegas in her 'Sambo' album, as well as with the bass player, arranger and composer Edu Martins, in his 'Saia Rodada' and 'Suite Paulistana' albums.