Pierre Decimus at "House of Zouk" opening ceremony
Angola, Luanda - West Indian musician, Pierre Edouard Decimus, founder of the Kassav band, will attend this Saturday, in Luanda, the opening of a cultural centre for the promotion, production and dissemination of the zouk music genre, dubbed "House of Zouk". Speaking to ANGOP, the head of the House of Zouk, the Angolan Luís Paulo, said that to witness the opening of the House of Zouk, he invited the musician who created this genre, the Antillean Pierre Edouard Decimus, who comes to Angola after 27 years. Among the guests invited for the ceremony, highlight is also attributed to the musicians Jacob Desvarieux - performer and guitarist of the Kassav band, Luc Léandry – Antillean pianist, guitarist and bassist, Alex Alexis, who will honour the former member of Kassav, the deceased Patrick Saint-Eloi, former lead singer of the musical group, who passed away in 2010, as well as the Angolan singer Jamol. The presentation ceremony of the House of Zouk will also serve to lauch the first Angolan CD totally recorded in zouk, by Jamol and entitled "Tribute to Patrick Saint-Eloi", a tribute to the late singer. Born on 20 October 1958 in Guadeloupe (French Antilles), Saint-Éloi left this island at 17 years of age, settling in Paris to venture on a music career.