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 and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

One Comment:

  1. This does give a hint of Club Med memories.  I didn’t ever go to club med, but i remember their commercials.  I like this music. Thanks!

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