Mestre Sérgio Xocolate, known as XOCÔ, is on a mission to bridge the cultural and musical gaps, bringing the vibrant traditions of Afro Indigenous Brazilian rhythms into the contemporary music scene. With his latest album, aptly titled “XOCÔ,” he offers a powerful blend of traditional percussion, psychedelic rock, punk, reggae, metal and hard rock.
Born in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, Mestre Sérgio Xocolate initiated the XOCÔ project, an embodiment of explosive fusion music, on the shores of Turtle Island South. The project took root and flourished in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Turtle Island North. XOCÔ is more than just music; it’s a cultural exchange, a musical journey, and an homage to Sérgio’s Afro Indigenous heritage.
The self-titled album, “XOCÔ,” is a celebration of heritages that unites ancestral rhythms with contemporary genres. XOCÔ is the nickname of Mestre Sérgio Xocolate, a master teacher and practitioner of Traditional Capoeira, an Afro Brazilian martial and cultural art. His music is a call to action to respect Indigenous peoples worldwide, cherish Black culture, protect Mother Earth, and uplift one another.
The album’s first single, “Constança,” is a celebration of Afro Indigenous Brazilian culture and folklore. The song captures the essence of Brazilian street parties, where rhythms like Frevo reign supreme, and the air is filled with an infectious sense of joy and nostalgia. “Constança” pays homage to folkloric heroes like Curupira, Saci Pererê, Comadre Florzinha, and Caboclo de Lança, while also expressing a deep longing for home and the wonder of childhood.
Mestre Sérgio Xocolate is a multi-talented artist recognized internationally for his contributions to music, culture and education. He is a master teacher of Capoeira, an award-winning composer, singer/songwriter and percussionist. Sérgio Xocolate embodies the spirit of preserving Afro Indigenous Brazilian heritage while forging new musical frontiers.
Experience the unique fusion of traditional and contemporary sounds with XOCÔ’s album, available on the following streaming platforms: Soundcloud, Spotify and Bandcamp.