Turquinho Filho won the Technique category of the 3rd Batuka! Masters – National Drummer´s Contest, in 1998. He also participated, with Michel Leme´s tune “Magirus” on the 2nd Batuka! CD, released in 2004.

“To have participated in the Batuka! was a great experience for myself once it introduced me into the “drummer´s world.” I do honestly encourage all drummers to take a part at it once it got me not only lots of self fulfillment but my old blue car got out of the theater crammed of gear like a full drum set, and a complete microphone set among other stuff. Bottom line, it was an amazing lesson is self-trust."