I - INTRODUÇÃO
The “Grupo Folclórico de Cidacos”, with place in the “Casa do
Senhor da Pedra”, in “Quinta de Cidacos”, whose adress is: Rua Padre Alírio
de Melo, Post code 3720-209 – Oliveira de Azeméis, has iniciated it´s
activity on 15 August 1960 in the traditional festivities of the city Oliveira
de Azeméis, “Festas de La Salette, ” whith the particulary purposo to not
lose the folklore of the region. There were some dificulties in obtaining the
dances, however, with luck they were discovered among the elder.
2. This group, “Grupo Folclórico de Cidacos” represents whith loyelty the dances, the music, the traditional clothes and the traditions of it´s region, from the epoch 1980 to 1910 (see the old pictures). Every Saturday nights they meet each other to dance.
The group is a family. Each member has family betwen them: brothers,
cousins, sisters-in-law, parents, sons and netius (three generations).
The seat ´s group , where the group keep the clothes and the musical
instruments, was given total free by the Director of the group, Mrs. Isabel
Maria Seabra Amador Valente Sá Oliveira Calejo, member of CIOFF - Conseil
Internacional das Organisations de Festivais de Folklore et d`Arts Traditionnels,
founded in France.
The group is founder
member of the Portuguese Folklore Federation – Federação Folclore Português, also founder member of the Famoa - Federação
das Associações do Município de Oliveira de Azeméis, and has it´s
inscription on the INATEL - Instituto
Nacional Tempos Livres.
II - LOCATION
The Cidacos´s place, from how the name of the group became, has it´s
location in the city Oliveira de Azeméis, which belongs to Aveiro, province of
the Litoral Region. Cidacos is exacly situated in the outdoor of the city, in
the foothill of the historic “Monte dos Castros”, which were transformed
into the “Parque de La Salette” – the “ex-libris” of the town.
III - ACTIVITIES
The group was
presented in many nationals and internationals festivals, important to say the
“Fêtes Internacionales de La Vigne”, Dijon; in France, in 1977,
where the group obtained the Cup of the city between other 75 foreing groups (it
was the unic portuguese group);
In the World Festival of Folkore in Confolens – France (three
In the International Festivales of Nice
and Cannes – France;
In the french cities of Santnay, Beaune and Pontacq (wehre are many
comunities from Oliveira de Azeméis);
In the Festival of Toulose, which was organized by the portuguese
immigrants, and where the group sang and played belong the celebration of the
In the Ferrol ´s Festival –
In the Festival of Piryneus in Jaca – Pamplona – Spain;
Other very important invitations, for example: from Louxembourg, Israel,
Greece, Switzerland and especially one formulated on 15 May of 1982, which
invited the group to go to the city of Porto to make an actuation for the Pope
John Paul João II;
The group was 15 times in the Portuguese Radio/Tv. Important to say that
it was the first folklore group to record in color images;
It made three records, one LP and one tape.
Grupo Folclórico de Cidacos