VHOOR’s latest album “Ritmo” 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.