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Creole music and dance

The culture of Guadeloupe follows from slavery with the Gwo-Ka. This is a simple music played with a percussion instrument called the “Ka”.

The Gwo-Ka allowed slaves to communicate to people in the bush. Transformed into “drum”, he kept time all significant moments of everyday life: birth, labor, revolts, funeral vigils.

It is the symbol of ritual dances and incantations.

But the dancing couples are more popular as the quadrille and the beguine. Lively and lascivious, the beguine has become a national sport in the French Antilles. Even hotter, zouk, zouk-love he must dance “stick-tight” looping on many radios.

Return to roots with the Gwo-Ka gave some variations in the Greater Antilles: salsa, reggae …