|Club Zouk Diaspora - A plateau to promote cultural awareness and identity through music and dance.||
Joined Dec 17 2013
LONDON - UK
Club Zouk Diaspora
Ninjaman 'Club Zouk' Lloyd - DJ - Choreographer - Manager - Promoter.
Lloyd Bertrand, a.k.a Ninjaman Lloyd, was born under the birth sign of Virgo,
10th September, in the capital city of Basterre, Guadeloupe, French Caribbean. Up rooted from a French Creole and English speaking background. Graced with a talent gift to enrich and bring happiness to all by virtue of the cultural skills and heritage that he has acquired or imbedded in him through out his upbringing.
In November, 1991 his awareness of culture transpired into the launch of London’s hottest world music dance clubs - Club Zouk ( Zouk Club ), which for years assisted FM Radio Stations to reach a huge audience of the Creole culture.
A prolific DJ - Promoter and Choreographer, was responsible for the introduction of many succesful bands from Paris, Africa and the Caribbean to the UK audiences. Including the production and release of various LPs from the elk of First Serenade Band and Dianga Chopin of the Congo. Ninjaman Lloyd has assisted many of today's prolificZouk DJs with Knowledge, supply of music, cultural awareness of their identity.
The Chakatcha Dance Company, brainchild of Lloyd was also inaugurated in that era.In 1993 Ninjaman Lloyd was also responsible for the launch of the Club Zouk - Carnival Band, as well as the Club Zouk Record shop. Asymmetrically set up to produce, distribute, enhance the profile of the music, its identity and culture to the metropolis. His love for culture and music, led him on a quest to seek deeper awareness in a mixed grill of traditional dances of the Caribbean and African origin, for the benefit of the public.
Dedicated to the arts, affiliated to several community groups, networking and linking with several associations in London, France, Belgium, Germany, USA, Canada, Africa and the Caribbean basin, Ninjaman is indeed a pioneer of culture. He continues to embrace the unique opportunity to protect his acquired heritage. Assist with the aim of promoting positive images of African and Caribbean Art / Cultures, encouraging the mutual acquaintance and appreciation of languages, and hence, the enhancement of social lifestyles for diversity and reciprocity.
At an early age his interest in music and dance was well appreciated during hisinvolvement in various carnival and traditional drum dancing events, cultural galas, local school events and traditional folk singing emanating from his village in Grand Bay, Dominica. His arrival in the United Kingdom, June 1972, introduced him to business studies, field of technology, humanitarian issues, travelling, dancing, sports, arts and entertainment's. Dubbed Ninjaman ' Club Zouk' Lloyd. The Ninja Zouk is receptive to a wide range of music, including rhythm and blues, ragga, rhumba, salsa / merengue, jazz, zouk, soca, country & western, rockabilies, and traditional African. His language skills include fluent English, French and beloved Creole. In his spare time, he is a Promoter, Carnival Band Leader, DJ, and Produce.
Club Zouk Diaspora lives in the heart and minds of many.