Zouk Machine, Maldon and Crazy Signs

The first time I heard Zouk Machine was at Club Med Moorea, when at the end of the nightly show, everybody stood up to perform the Crazy Songs, a series of steps and dance routines performed by GOs* and GMs** designed to burn off the kilojoules piled on at lavish dinners and makes everyone thirsty for drinks the bar.

Zouk Machine is a group of female artists from Guadeloupe with a few hits to their name. Le Zouk is a form of dance music that originates from the Antilles from the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Haiti, and Dominica. And it has a cool party beat.

Maldon was a hit in France in 1990 and while the video clip may seem kitsch today,  it echoes the stunning choreography of New Order’s True Faith video clip in parts.

Maldon remains a fun and upbeat song with a beach party chorus and Club Med memories.

*GO – Gentil Organisateur, the name for Club Med staff
**GM – Gentil Membre, the name for Club Med guests/members


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

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