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Watching Judith Rejouis

Watching Judith Rejouis

By Christine Jean-Pierre CSMS Magazine Staff Writer A promising artist may be on the way to flying high over the Compa/Zouk world. Her name is Judith Rejouis. It seems she is Haitian, for her Creole slurs amount to that of a Haitian, as opposed to that...
New folkloric song hitting the zouk radio waves

New folkloric song hitting the zouk radio waves

By Christine Jean-Pierre CSMS Magazine Staff Writer This week on Trace TV’s Tropical, fresh new folkloric song Avan I Two Ta by Jocelyne Labylle featuring legendary Kassav songstress Jocelyne Beroard made its way on the countdown. It was number 10....
Patrice Hulman: new male zouk sensation

Patrice Hulman: new male zouk sensation

By Christine Jean-Pierre CSMS Magazine Staff Writer The air waves in Martinique and Guadeloupe have been fully energized the past two months. Even Trace Tv’s Tropical 10 Countdown has gotten into the play. The reason? A hot new video titled Baby mwen...
Best Kompa/Zouk artists and bands of 2009

Best Kompa/Zouk artists and bands of 2009

By Christine Jean-Pierre CSMS Magazine Staff Writer It has become a tradition here in CSMS Magazine that we review new releases from our Creole artists. Last year, our interest in reviewing their oeuvres reached a new plateau. Thanks to many of our readers...
Kaalysta:  La nouvelle Caledonian zouk sensation

Kaalysta: La nouvelle Caledonian zouk sensation

By Christine Jean-Pierre CSMS Magazine Staff writer Music lovers always know that Zouk artists are from Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, and sometimes, La Reunion. But few if any has ever emerged from New Caledonia. This was then. Now, French Polynesia...
Edith Lefel: The star that will forever shine in the firmament

Edith Lefel: The star that will forever shine in the firmament

By Christine Jean Pierre CSMS Magazine Staff Writer            Edith Lefel is by all accounts one of the most revered zouk artists of her generation. Six years after her death, her legacy continues to be felt around the world and, in particular,...
Nickenson Prud’Homme: keyboardist turned singer/ producer

Nickenson Prud’Homme: keyboardist turned singer/ producer

By Christine Jean Pierre  CSMS Magazine Staff WriterIn early 2007 when he announced that he was going solo, the public simply did not buy it. Although everyone recognized his talent, there was a consensus in the mind of music lovers that Nickenson Prud’Homme...
Are Konpa and Zouk equal Kizomba?

Are Konpa and Zouk equal Kizomba?

By Christine Jean-PierreCSMS Magazine Staff WriterDid you know that Zouk and Konpa are being played inMTV Channels in Portuguese speaking countries such as Brazil and Portugal for about four years now? But in those countries, they do not call it Konpa...
Zouk music producers have turned into Kompa to boost record sales

Zouk music producers have turned into Kompa to boost record sales

By Christine Jean-PierreCSMS Magazine staff writer For the last two years Zouk has plummeted to extremely low record sales. Fans seem to have lost interest in Zouk and are now leaning more toward a Kompa flavor in Zouk songs. Recently Kompa bands such...

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