or Zouk béton is a fast tempo carnival style of dance originating from the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, popularized by the French Antilles kassav in the 1980s
Zouk means festival, well-named because it uses carnival rhythms and contains West African influences. Zouk arose in the early to mid-1980s from kadans. Elements of gwo ka, tambour, ti bwa and biguine vidé are prominent in zouk. The French Creole tongue of Martinique and Guadeloupe is an important element, and are a distinctive part of the music.In Africa, it gained popularity in francophone and lusophone countries. In Europe, it was particularly popular in France and in North..