Zouk

Zouk is a style of rhythmic music originating from the caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. It was created by black Caribbeans who spoke creole languages. It is sung mostly in Antillean creole.

Zouk means “party” or “festival” in the local Antillean Creole of French, although the word originally referred to, and is still used to refer to, a popular dance, based on the Polish dance, the mazurka, that was introduced to the French Caribbean in the 19th Century.In Africa, it is popular in franco- and lusophone countries. In Europe it is particularly popular in France, and in North America the Canadian province of Quebec.

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