Francosonic presents:

Kassav'

Kassav’, originators of zouk music

Sip on these sizzling summer hits…featuring music from the Antilles and beyond. Enjoy a mellow zouk vibe, with some coupé décalé thrown in for good measure, because I know you’re not all into slow dancing!

Kassav‘ (shown in the photo) got these zouk vibes started in Guadeloupe. They go all the way back to 1979. Read more about them here.

Douk Saga, father of coupé décalé music, claimed to have created this variant of zouglou in Ivory Coast. Coupé décalé was popularized in French nightclubs. Some Ivorians deny it originated in Ivory Coast because of the flamboyant, ostentatious behavior and money-throwing (think “Make it rain!”) which accompanied this type of club music.

Wanna dance? Here are some great Youtube vids for watching and learning Zouk and Kompa:

“Zoukompacion” (get it? Zouk + Kompa =Zoukompacion) – Learn some cool steps with French-speaking instructor Darley Melorize

Caso do Zouk demo in Atlanta (ok, the first part is danced to “Despacito”, but you get to see some cool moves)

 

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Playlist:

    Time: June 23 - 5:01:37 pm
  • DJ Jacob, “On sait pas où on va”

    from Grand Marquis

    Sushiraw - 2005

  • Time: June 23 - 5:08:21 pm
  • Thierry Cham, “Ocean”

    from Simplement

    Section Zouk - 2000

    Cham (1973-) is from St-Claude, Guadeloupe

  • Time: June 23 - 5:10:55 pm
  • Forever In Love (The Best of Soumia)

    Soumia, “On a tout le temps”

    from Forever In Love (The Best of Soumia)

    Sushiraw Ultra Digital - 2011

  • Time: June 23 - 5:18:31 pm
  • I Need Zouk (Sushiraw)

    Margie, “Nouveau départ”

    from I Need Zouk (Sushiraw)

    Sushiraw Ultra Digital - 2012

    Finalist in 2012/ 13 Sankofa Soul Contest in France: https://www.facebook.com/pg/sankofasoulcontest/about/?ref=page_internal

  • Time: June 23 - 5:18:46 pm
  • Yolande Valton, “Jamais te laisser”

    from Les grands succès zouk, Vol. 2

    Pastel Production - 2012

  • Time: June 23 - 5:22:38 pm
  • Reloaded

    T-Vice, “Ma chérie je t'aime”

    from Reloaded

    Vice2k Records - 2014

  • Time: June 23 - 5:27:31 pm
  • Juste Moi

    Princess Lover, “Mon Soleil”

    from Juste Moi

    Section Zouk Records - 2003

    Martiniquaise zouk singer. https://www.facebook.com/pg/PRINCESS-LOVER-92037785778/about/?ref=page_internal

  • Time: June 23 - 5:32:15 pm
  • Mizikasoleil

    Perle Lama, “Emmène-moi avec toi”

    from Mizikasoleil

    Because Music - 2006

    Martiniquaise, earned recognition for her rendition of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the JM Harmony Contest (2000).

  • Time: June 23 - 5:36:00 pm
  • Classe affaire

    Harry Diboula, “Tu me manques”

    from Classe affaire

    Chancy Records & Agency - 2015

  • Time: June 23 - 5:38:00 pm
  • Majestik Zouk

    Kassav', “Ou le”

    from Majestik Zouk

    Columbia - 1989

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kassav'

  • Time: June 23 - 5:43:35 pm
  • Monsieur

    Franglish, “Comme ça”

    from Monsieur

    Universal Music Division MCA - 2019

  • Time: June 23 - 5:47:37 pm
  • M'en aller - Single

    4Keus, “M'en aller”

    from M'en aller - Single

    Sas No Limit Production - 2019

  • Time: June 23 - 5:49:27 pm
  • Superhéro (Extrait de la bande originale inspirée du film Black Snake) - Single

    Dosseh, “Superhéro”

    from Superhéro (Extrait de la bande originale inspirée du film Black Snake) - Single

    Universal Music Division Capitol Music France - 2019

  • Time: June 23 - 5:55:30 pm
  • Côte d'Ivoire 1960-2010, vol. 3 (Histoire de la musique contemporaine moderne)
  • Time: June 23 - 5:59:25 pm
  • Best of

    Kassav', “Zouk-la Sé Sel Médikaman Nou Ni”

    from Best of

    IMMG - White Eagle Records - 2003

  • Time: June 23 - 6:05:44 pm
  • Doucement (feat. Alrima) - Single

    DJ Skorp & Dopebwoy, “Doucement (feat. Alrima)”

    from Doucement (feat. Alrima) - Single

    SMART - 2019

  • Time: June 23 - 6:10:21 pm
  • Philippe Metura, “Passe me voir (feat. Marina Ursull)”

    from Metamorfoz'

    Section Zouk - 2012

  • Time: June 23 - 6:10:57 pm
  • A deux

    Joe Dwet File, “Impossible”

    from A deux

    Universal Music Distribution Deal - 2019

  • Time: June 23 - 6:14:41 pm
  • La jalousie (Dis l'heure 2 Afro Pop) - Single

    Magasco, “La jalousie (Dis l'heure 2 Afro Pop)”

    from La jalousie (Dis l'heure 2 Afro Pop) - Single

    Columbia - 2019

  • Time: June 23 - 6:18:13 pm
  • Mon numéro - Single (feat. Scridge) - Single

    Nej, “Mon numéro”

    from Mon numéro - Single (feat. Scridge) - Single

    Universal Music Distribution Deal - 2019

  • Time: June 23 - 6:20:58 pm
  • Haiti Direct - Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds (1960-1978)

    Les Vikings, “Choc Vikings”

    from Haiti Direct - Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds (1960-1978)

    Strut - 2014

  • Time: June 23 - 6:26:27 pm
  • Haiti Direct - Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds (1960-1978)

    Ibo Combo, “Ti Garçon”

    from Haiti Direct - Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds (1960-1978)

    Strut - 2014

  • Time: June 23 - 6:29:40 pm
  • A tes côtés - Single

    Meguy Esaïe, “A tes côtés”

    from A tes côtés - Single

    EDEN VIBES - 2017

  • Time: June 23 - 6:34:08 pm
  • Amina - Single

    Ariel Sheney, “Amina”

    from Amina - Single

    Africha Entertainment (SWAHILI) Limited - 2014

  • Time: June 23 - 6:39:22 pm
  • Coupé Décalé Explosion, Vol. 4

    DJ Lewis, “Grippe aviaire”

    from Coupé Décalé Explosion, Vol. 4

    Obouo Music - 2008

  • Time: June 23 - 6:42:12 pm
  • Charger - Single

    Tour 2 Garde, “Charger”

    from Charger - Single

    Sony Music Entertainment - 2019

  • Time: June 23 - 6:45:43 pm
  • Zouk Love Session

    Medhy Custos, “À jamais”

    from Zouk Love Session

    Believe digital - 2012

  • Time: June 23 - 6:49:00 pm
  • B. Sky, Eloh DJ, “Prends pour toi”

    from Coupé décalé zone

    Sushiraw Ultra Digital - 2013

  • Time: June 23 - 6:52:01 pm
  • Héros national bouche-bée

    Douk Saga, “Douk Saga en fête”

    from Héros national bouche-bée

    Obouo Music - 1993

343 June 23rd, 2019

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