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



Posted in Ziloka News on January 28, 2017 by ziloka



In VO with English Subtitles.

At the ODEON Cinema Greenwich

Following by a Discussion Debate and After Party at the ODEON Gallery

Resume Movie

In the 70s, the BUMIDOM agency was responsible for supporting the emigration of the inhabitants of the departments overseas to mainland France. Jimmy Larivière is struggling to make ends meet. He has to support his daughter and find his place in society. He gets involved with the Gang des Antillais (Gang of the French Caribbean), a group of idealist crooks, and members of an exasperated community that has arrived in mainland France with the Bumidon (the Bureau for the Development of Migration in the Overseas Departments)……


Q&A with the filmmakers Sebastien Onomo & Jean Claude Barny

After Party animated by Dj SHAKIT.


Doors: 10.00pm

Film: 10.15pm (Sharp!)

GALLERY: 12.00am



Standard Seat: £15

Premier Seat: £18


Standard Seat: £20

Premier Seat: £23


Gallery Seats + After Party + Food : £30



Posted in Ziloka News on December 9, 2016 by ziloka

D-day minus one before our big Chanté Nwel event,

we are looking forward to see you all tomorrow!

Check out our exciting program of activities for you, friends and family:




We will also have some great exhibitors and craft products that will make perfect Christmas gifts.

Here is a preview of our special partners and the links to their Facebook pages:

Special Touch Designs




Kelis Africa



Jamin Sauces



Coco Davillé Jewellery designer



Caribbean Creole Creations


Don’t forget that you can book your ticket in advance online:

Chanté Nwel – Join us for a day of merriment

Posted in Ziloka News on November 15, 2016 by ziloka

“Dans le calme de la nuit et de la nuit,

s’est entendu un grand bruit…BLOOOO!!!”

If you know these lyrics you surely don’t want to miss the next Ziloka event.

This year our traditional Christmas celebration will be held on Saturday 10 December 2016, at the Jubilee Hall Community Centre in Tulse Hill Estate.

We invite you to discover or to re-discover the very special spirit of Christmas in the French Caribbean islands. A time punctuated by creole Christmas carols (chanté nwèl), gathering of family and friends and laugher. To make this day even more special we will have several free and fun activities for the kids starting at 3pm and a Zouk party hosted by the one and only DJ Shakit.

Add to that some French Caribbean food and drinks, dance, drum and songs, and you’ll have in short all the ingredients that will make you feel right at home!


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