The Sound of French Antillean Zouk

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Heard On The Odyssey Series
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It’s likely that the inventors of Zouk by a band named Kassav’, formed in the late 1970s, were initially unaware of the unique sound they had created, calling it Zouk, which translates from Frenchy Antillean Creole as “to party”.

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Tom Blain Technical Director

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