Catarino Bere de Jesus has been passionate about music and the arts since his childhood in Aileu Vila, Timor-Leste. His mother was a fine arts teacher, inspiring him to pursue a career in the arts. He is one of the leaders of Projeto Montanha, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities and community development for Timorese youth and their families, where he learned about art.
Source: Projeto Montanha
Headshot courtesy of Projeto Montanha