The newest place to hit the music scene is the Zouk
A hip and trendy hangout to chill, the Zouk was christened after the
worldwide chain which is a place to unwind, relax and let your hair down
with maximum pleasure.
With the likes of singing sensation Liza and Gipsy, special resident
DJ Dimo will be spinning records from dawn till the early morn. Special
requests and even private lounge celebrations like birthday parties will
be accommodated by Zouk to make it a memorable event.
Opened just last week, the owner Duminda said that there will be more
happening collaborations to make it a feisty place. "We like to make it
a popular stop because we have with the security a shuttle service to
make it easier to get here", he said.
Speaking about the modern atmosphere with tasteful refurbishment,
media manager Sumith Henry said, "Zouk is an everything concept where
people can have a good time. We are trying to bring the international
concept as much as possible by recruiting a team to serve our patrons".
Internationally, the word Zouk means a style of rhythmic music
originating from the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique and Haiti. Zouk
means "party" or "festival" in the local creole of French with English
influences. In Africa, it is popular in franco- and lusophone countries.
In Europe, it is particularly popular in France, and in North America
the Canadian province of Quebec.
Compared to other places, the Sri Lankan Zouk is definitely geared to
make things easier for their patrons.
"We even have special lockers for women to keep their handbags so
that they don't have to worry about their precious possessions while
they are having a good time," said General Manager Venura Jayaweera.
Keeping in with tradition, Zouk will cater to a crowd which is hip
and happening. "We don't want any trouble-makers and we believe in
keeping a good and clean spirit with minimum hassles" said Venura.
Playing the right way is Shafi and Chris (formerly Wildfire dudes)
with their band 'Soul'd Out' that will make toes tapping when the DJ
takes a break. "We will keep the momentum going with our mix of music
encompassing R&B, Retro and popular numbers. We even have a amazing
songstress Sam who will belt out great hits to set the mood right" he