Carlos Alberto Vidal, recognized to Portuguese music followers both adolescent and old while Avo Cantigas, was created in the Lousa area of Coimbra in 1954. Having sung in public areas and at celebrations from age seven, Vidal understood in early stages that he was known as to a existence in music. Shifting to Cascais at 12, he started taking part in all types of overall performance, including music and theatre. Understanding how to accompany himself on your guitar, Vidal began monitoring in the Country wide Conservatory of Music. As an writer and composer, Vidal started selling his tunes to a posting organization while still in his teenagers. His debut record premiered in 1973, entitled As Filhas da Tia Anica. Vidal spent another many years touring and documenting, completing eight information by 1982, a yr that marked a fresh stage of his profession. On 1982’s As Cantigas perform Alvo Cantigas, Vidal assumed the identification of Avo Cantigas (Grandfather Cantigas), quickly to become probably one of the most much loved heroes in Portuguese children’s music. Some television appearances quickly adopted, and Vidal became an over night success. During the period of Cantigas’ profession, which would period 2 decades, his music would become therefore universal that it might be incorporated in to the Portuguese primary college curriculum. In 2002, with a massive and well-known discography, Vidal celebrated the 20th calendar year of his Avo Cantigas personality with the discharge of E Bom Ser Assim, which highlighted numerous guest performers such as for example António Pinho Vargas, João Gil, and Jorge Palma, to mention several. To enjoy Cantigas’ 25th calendar year, Columbia released Fantasminha Brincalhao, Vidal’s 27th primary discharge.