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Zouk Musical Movement
Zouk is a musical movement pioneered by the French Antillean band Kassav' in the early 1980s. It has actually, become undistinguishable from Compas. Originally characterized by a fast tempo (120-145 bpm), a percussion-driven rhythm and a loud horn section. the fast zouk beton of Martinique and Guadeloupe, faded away in the same 80s. Thus Musician from Martinique and Guadeloupe added the MIDI technology to their Compas style, dubbed zouk-love. The original fast carnival style, which is only featured by the band kassav, became known as "zouk béton", "zouk chiré" or "zouk hard".
The fast carnival Zouk beton is considered a synthesis of various French Antillean dance music styles of the 20th century: kadans, konpa and biguine. Unlike the fast carnival zouk beton, zouk love is actually the French Lesser AntillesCompas.
This light Compas influenced the Cape-Verdean new generation.