Zouk: World Music in the West Indies

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University of Chicago Press, Nov 24, 1993 - Music - 306 pages
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With its irresistible dance beat, strong bass line, and straightforward harmonies and lyrics, zouk has become wildly popular in the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe. This book—complete with a compact disc and numerous illustrations and musical examples—provides a thorough introduction to the sound, lyrics, choreography, and social milieu of this vibrant and infectious new music.

"This invigorating reference work and companion CD of the Antilles' sexy zouk dance sound will lift readers out of their easy chairs and their complacency about the nonreggae aspects of Caribbean pop. . . . [Zouk] is a landmark achievement."—Timothy White, Billboard

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Jocelyne Guilbault is professor in the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of" Zouk: World Music in the West Indies."
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