VHOOR dropped off his new album “Ritmo” which pays homage to the northeastern Brazilian rhythm Samba de Coco, a variation of the broader northeastern dance/rhythm Coco.
With deep cultural references and traditions, Samba de Coco has a unique shuffle beat accompanied by a traditional dance using specific garments amongst all participants. Samba de Coco also carries deep Afro-Brazilian roots, based in Brazil’s quilombo (quilombolas) communities in the northeastern state of Pernambuco. Quilombola communities are settlements founded by escaped slaves and remain powerful symbols of Afro-Brazilian identity, culture and resistance.
VHOOR has taken this often overlooked cultural phenomenon and has melded it into his own style of production, updating the sounds, while maintaining its roots.
Stream VHOOR’s album “Ritmo” below and get your copy via Bandcamp.