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Simply Zouk (Download)
Party Beats & Tropical Rhythms

Cat. No.: DDSIMPLY120
Barcode: 0698458292087
Playing Time: Over 4 hours

In the past couple of years, Zouk has nudged out salsa as the most popular dance class in the pubs and clubs of Europe and North America. Why? Because salsa may be fun and fit, but Zouk is sensual and up-close; and we all need some sensuality in our lives!

But there?s a lot more to Zouk than just close-dancing at 88 rpm! Zouk?s roots can be found in the nineteenth century courtly dances that the Europeans (especially the French) brought to the Caribbean (more specifically, to Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica and Haiti).

Inspired by the New Orleans and Paris jazz of the ?20s, as well as by vintage Cuban music, the French Caribbean  saw a sophisticated  jazz, rhumba  and beguine scene growing in cities such as Point A Pitre and Fort De France. In time, and via many highways and by-ways, this led to the classic electro Zouk sound of the ?80s in the dance clubs of Paris and the French Antilles, masterminded by supergroup Kassav? and others.

Meanwhile in the slave-worked sugar plantations, a much more African-inspired sound was taking root: drum ensembles – Gwo Ka in Guadeloupe, Bele in Martinique – would play during religious holidays, at night after work and in the ?neg?mawon? (black maroon) hill-settlements, much to the horror of the slave-owning community, who associated drums with subversion and revolution.

Over time, these two very different strands influenced each other in countless ways, taking in echoes of rock, disco, soul, salsa, reggae, calypso, jazz, R&B, electro, House and hip hop along the way.

And so, for the first time ever in one single compilation, here?s the full Story Of Zouk. What does ?zouk? mean? The term is simply a creole catch-all for ?party?. So, here?s your Zouk Party - all present and correct!

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01.
 I Chaud I Chaud - Ti Emile  
 
02.
 Tanbou Dan Tché Mou - Kali  
 
03.
 La route Chanflou - Max Ransay  
 
04.
 La danse des bambous - Max Cilla  
 
05.
 Matado - Marcé & Toumpak  
 
06.
 La Filo - Malavoi  
 
07.
 Krazoukafrick (On m’a trompé) - Le Groupe Krazz'  
 
08.
 Larie Pei - Michel Godzom  
 
09.
 Naissez - Kali  
 
10.
 Synthésise - Dédé St Prix & Pakatak  
 
11.
 Parasismisik - Katichimen  
 
12.
 La Salsera - Kwak  
 
13.
 Ti Missié - Ambiance Paillotte de Simon Jurad  
 
14.
 A Wé Neg - Palaviré  
 
15.
 Fonds larion - Ralph Tamar  
 
16.
 Angoulousse cé la mou (Live) - Eugene Mona  
 
17.
 Voici le loup - Djo Désormo  
 
18.
 Tu as volé - Tabou Combo  
 
19.
 Ou pas bon - Gramacks  
 
20.
 Contestation - Vikings Guadeloupe  
 
21.
 Entre Surinam et Brésil - Gertrude Senin  
 
22.
 Gwo Pwel - Kapital  
 
23.
 Alibwabwa - Carnaval Band feat. Freem  
 
24.
 Funky Electro Kompa - Kaysha feat. Abege & Elizio  
 
25.
 Miao - Carnaval Band feat. Marcé  
 
26.
 Vagabon - Phantoms  
 
27.
 Brinzing - Plastic System Band  
 
28.
 Rhum - Trio Bad  
 
29.
 Slide and Dance - Shango  
 
30.
 Cé cadence nou ka joué - Julie Mourillon  
 
31.
 Carément News - Pier' Rosier  
 
32.
 Eva - Kassav’  
 
33.
 Chiré   - Georges Decimus  
 
34.
 Cé pa on rev' - Jean-Philippe Marthely  
 
35.
 Ziguidaw - Martheloi  
 
36.
 Carnaval Pei - Georges Decimus  
 
37.
 Sé pou nou - Zouk All Stars  
 
38.
 Meçage douvan komanssé touché - Sartana S.L.  
 
39.
 Ancow - Pier' Rosier & Gazolinn'  
 
40.
 Il est bon d’avoir des amis - Zouk All Stars  
 
41.
 Koulot’ - Gwedi  
 
42.
 Isido - Zouk All Stars  
 
43.
 Tan pou kon pran - Jean-Luc Alger & Dominique Gengoul  
 
44.
 Siwo - Jocelyne Bérouard  
 
45.
 Mi manmzel - Dominique Gengoul & Jean-Michel Jean-Louis  
 
46.
 Bounce Baby - Kaysha feat. Jacob Desvarieux  
 
47.
 West Indies - Patrick St Eloi  
 
48.
 La vie pé bel - Lea Galva  
 
49.
 Pardonnez moi - Alberic Louison  
 
50.
 Zouk Love Time - Zion  
 
51.
 Sexual Healing - 5Klan  
 
52.
 Dimensão - Mika Mendes  
 
53.
 So Na Natal - Loony Johnson  
 
54.
 Plus jamais - Soumia  
 
55.
 Epi’w - Tony Chasseur  
 
56.
 Só Mi Cu Bó - Gilson  
 
57.
 Bay Lanmen - Valérie Louri  
 
58.
 Lass Chechew - Jean-Luc Guanel  
 
59.
 Oh Baby Gyal (Shada’s Carnival Mix) - 2DEM  
 
60.
 Tu n’oubliera pas - Elizio feat. Priscillia  
 
61.
 Tcham Bai - Abege feat. Marysa  
 
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