The inauguration of Club Zouk at carnival in the 90’s created awareness of the music, Creole culture and associations with the music of the Caribbean and Africa. The club night took place every Friday in Dalston, and remained the destination of choice for a Parisian-style African / Caribbean dance culture club, an alternative tropical night out to enhance appreciation of languages and culture.
For many, mention of zouk will bring to mind only the groups Kassav and Gazoline, but of course there are many, many more – in fact, there are now so many sub-genres that you might not have even heard of them. To mention just a few, do zouk chire, zouk beton, zouk love, zouk compa and zouk enbas boudin ring a bell?
If you would like to be part of the zouk movement, or just experience a good time, you’ll be happy to hear that Club Zouk is back – once a month, at the The Royal Lounge in Wembley. Aimed at the new generation of zouk, soukous, soca, bouyon, compa and cadence–lovers, who enjoy and are proud of the culture they represent, every last Friday of the month it’s time to throw on your glad rags and get partying.