Definition of zouk
: a form of French West Indian music blending African rhythms, reggae, calypso, and electronic dance music
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Roseau Inaugurated in 1997, the World Creole Music Festival celebrates French-Caribbean genres including Dominica's indigenous lilting cadence-lypso and propulsive bouyon, zouk from neighboring Guadeloupe and Martinique and Haitian kompa.
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Origin and Etymology of zouk
Lesser Antillean French Creole, literally, dance party, dance, probably alteration of mazouk French Caribbean ballroom and club dance of the earlier 20th century, alteration of French mazurka mazurka
First Known Use: 1986See Words from the same year
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