Zil’OKA in partnership with Talan an nou & Kone Caraibes brings you Jenny Paulin in London.

Posted in Ziloka News on April 22, 2018 by ziloka


IKONE Caraïbes in partnership with Zil’oKA and Talan An Nou brings you for the 1st time in London a “FORM’AKA” Master Class with Jenny PAULINfrom Guadeloupe.
Form’aka is a sweet mix between Fitness and Gwoka dance performed with live Drumming! You gotta love it 🙂

Infoline : +44 7840037954 / +33 7 81 06 24 12
Email: naika@ikonecaraibes.xyz

Transport access for participants :
– 5min walk from Oval Station (Northern Line)
– multiple buses from Vauxhall, Camberwel, Brixton and Elephant & Castel





Posted in Ziloka News on October 27, 2017 by ziloka




JOUNÉ Kréyòl

Posted in Ziloka News on October 7, 2017 by ziloka


Zil’oKA will present
on Saturday 28th October 2017.

International Kreyol day during the Black History month, which will be a celebration of Creole culture.

During the event, there will be an array of activities showcasing Creole music, art, food, language, and people:
👉🏾 Exhibitors (clothes, accessories, beauty & health products etc.)
👉🏾 Drum Gwoka workshop
👉🏾 Dance Gwoka workshop
👉🏾 Sorbet making workshop
👉🏾 Children activities
👉🏾 Gwoka performances with Ka Fraternité
👉🏾 Traditional games
👉🏾 Catwalk
👉🏾 Zouk party with Deejay Shakit

In partnership with LONDONSQUAD, we are pinning something bigger and unforgettable !

Entry : £5 🔹 Free for kids under 12
Workshops : £9
📍Jubilee Community Hall
Tulse Hill Estate
Come joins us and don’t forget your Kréyòl Spirit!!!



10 Good reasons to come to the KARUKERA SCREENING

Posted in Ziloka News on June 9, 2017 by ziloka

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    1. on the 10th June 2017 @ Rich Mix Bethnal Green  from 12.00pm to 3.00pm
  1. First time to see the single of S.Rise “better days” on the big screen followed by a unique interaction with S.Rise “the voice of gwada.”  
  2. The problematic of the documentary goes beyond violence and the beauty of the Guadeloupe (KARUKERA).
  3. Any community can identify themselves through the documentary
  4. The shooting technique applied by this talented black Guadeloupean producer MARKA, makes you feel and touch the problematic like you are in the middle of it.
  5. The documentary is unique and gives you a different perspective beyond how the traditional media can portray the island.
  6. Interpersonal relational between the human being and the society.
  7. 3 Words where you can identify yourself “Love, Share & Create.”. 
  8. The panel of speakers is well through, unique and authentic.
  9. ZILOKA & LONDON SQUAD continue to drive the visibility of our diaspora.Ticket available on : click here

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FRIENDS & FAMILY DAY -In Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery-

Posted in Ziloka News on May 15, 2017 by ziloka


Zil’Oka and AIO Community
invite you to a

In Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery-
@ Burgess Park SE5 0AL from 12.00pm

Let’s gather to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the French Caribbean… a day of exchange, learning and conviviality with:


by AIO Community with Kilti 4 Kids monthly edition
> Drawing activities ‘remember the story’ with key characters from the Caribbean
> Treasure hunt with slavery riddles
> Traditional games

**Please confirm attendance for your kids by Sunday 21st of May to Isabelle 07594 210968**


by Zil’Oka
> Gwoka dance workshop
> Kout’ tanbou/Lewoz


We invite you to wear white for the occasion.
Bring some food and drink to share…and your good vibes!

All activities are free. Snacks will be provided to kids

Join us and PASS THE WORD!

Show your your interest by visit our event page Click here


27 mai abolition de l’esclavage en guadeloupe



Posted in Ziloka News on May 11, 2017 by ziloka

Front Flyer

Present the First Screening of


In French & Creole with English Subtitles
Following by a Discussion Debate with MARKA the producer of Karukera Ledoc

Door Opening: 12h00

-> Zil’oKA will welcome you with their music
-> Better DAYS – 1st Single Release of S.RISE Upcoming EP. He will present his clip and provide his vision related to his current and future project.

PREMIERE – Screening: 13h00

Q&A with the filmmaker #MarkAFilms Karukera Ledoc: 14h00
End: 15h00

Adults: £12

Child under 16: £10


TEASER: WATCH trailer here


The look at the French West Indies taken by the media is alarming and seems to be summed up in a few words:
delinquency, violence, unemployment, prostitution, drug addiction.

This finding is not without foundation since in 2013 Guadeloupe held the sad record of the most deadly French department. 40 murders were, indeed, committed only in 2013. Facing this situation, the government policies have too often provided solutions essentially based on security without necessarily questioning the causes of this growing crime.

What are they? What does the daily life of the Guadeloupeans really look like?

KARUKERA tries to answer those questions, showing a much more complex reality than the vision given by the media.

This film is a journey that will make you discover Guadeloupe, from the most underprivileged areas to the most remote spots of the island, giving the floor to those who are directly and indirectly impacted by the economic and social crisis experienced by this territory.

Above all, this movie intends to raise awareness and interest to Guadeloupeans from another standpoint.



Better DAYS – 1st Single Release of S.RISE Upcoming EP.
Sandro Hippodam known as S.RISE is a singer and songwriter from Guadeloupe. His stage name is a reflection of his conscious lyricism and lifestyle. S.Rise writes from a perspective of life experiences and blessings. His powerful and distinctive voice combined with an energetic and vibrant performance has been known to thrust the crowd into frenzy.

Enquiries call Gael 07791868791 or Isabelle 07594210968


Posted in Ziloka News on March 11, 2017 by ziloka

After almost 2 months of communication about the gang of the french caribbean, we are only few hours away from the first & unique screening in London.

As we mentioned to you before, this event is about sharing our culture and identify to our community in the UK and other communities who are interested in our history. This movie is very inspirational to us living in the UK because it helps to reflect on the impact immigration has had on us.

In 2014, the GWOKA has been recognised by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It is in this spirit that we ZILOKA continue to ensure our culture, danse, music, songs are heard in the UK regardless of our background. Today we would like to share with you another part of our history, the first french movie relating to the BUMIDOM.

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2 associations ZILOKA and London Squad are taking a huge bet in offering the screening of a french movie in VO and subtitled in English where the producer, director and main actors are black. To continue within the unity spirit, we invited a Guadeloupean entrepreneur, Carole Simb of Creperie Guadeloupe to cater the event. For the music, Get Mad Entertainment owned by Guadeloupean DJ Shakit, was selected.

For the Q&A, we will have Sebastien ONOMO (Producer), Jean Claude BARNY (Director), Vincent VERMIGNON (Actor).

Tickets are available  on eventbrite: https://lgd-london.eventbrite.com/?aff=BLOG

If you are still not sure that you want to come, please see their view about the movie.

Jocelyn BEROARD of KASSAV’ (French Audio with subtitles by Pascal ARCHIMEDE) : Click here

Vincent VERMIGNON (English Audio) : Click here

Chicanos Blickawye (Kreyol and French Audio): Click here 

Jean Michel ROTIN (French & English Audio): Click here

Looking forward seeing you at the Odeon Greenwich from 10.00pm


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