Guadeloupe

Guadeloupeans maintain that the beguine began here, and for sure, the beguine and mazurkas were heavily influenced by the European quadrille and orchestrated melodies. Their merging is the origin of West Indian music, and it gave birth to zouk (music with an African-influenced Caribbean rhythm) at the beginning of the 1980s. Sti
Guadeloupeans maintain that the beguine began here, and for sure, the beguine and mazurkas were heavily influenced by the European quadrille and orchestrated melodies. Their merging is the origin of West Indian music, and it gave birth to zouk (music with an African-inf
Guadeloupeans maintain that the beguine began here, and for sure, the beguine and mazurkas were heavily influenced by th

Guadeloupeans maintain that the beguine began here, and for sure, the beguine and mazurkas were heavily influenced by the European quadrille and orchestrated melodies. Their merging is the origin of West Indian music, and it gave birth to zouk (music with an African-influenced Caribbean rhythm) at the beginning of the 1980s. Still the rage here, it has spread not only to France but to other European countries. Many resorts have dinner dancing or offer regularly scheduled entertainment by steel bands and folkloric groups.

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  • 1. Bar de la Vieille Tour

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    The atmospheric piano bar with its planters' chairs and whirring fan blades is as memorable as Rick's Café in Casablanca. The terrace tables...Read More

  • 2. Club Med By Night

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    Club Med sells night passes that include all cocktails, dinner with wine, and a show in the theater, followed by admission to the disco. Go...Read More

  • 3. Eden Palm Theater Spectacles

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    The jazzed-up Eden Palm Theater for years was the stage for Cuban-influenced Caribbean musical reviews on Saturday nights. Now, though it still...Read More

  • 4. La Rhumerie Bar & Lounge

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    Something is always happening at La Créole Beach Hotel. The entertainment is often bands playing beguine and zouk, or piano with bass, all of...Read More

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