José Sébéloué: A Creole Music Legend.
José Sébéloué was born in Ouanary, Guyana in 1948. He began his musical career in the 1970s with his group Pop-Corn. After moving to France, he became a founding member of the popular group La Compagnie Créole in 1975.
With hits like “The Customs Officer Rousseau,” “The Masked Ball,” and “It’s Good for Morale,” La Compagnie Créole enjoyed lasting success from the 1980s onwards. Their music was a fusion of traditional Creole music with elements of pop, rock, and disco.
Sébéloué has spent a large part of his life in France, but he has always maintained a strong connection to his Guyanese roots. He has said that he has “extraordinary memories of Guyana” and that he compensates for his lack of physical presence there by spending a lot of time finding musical instruments that remind him of his homeland.
In addition to his work with La Compagnie Créole, Sébéloué has also had a successful solo career. He has released several albums and toured extensively throughout the world.
Sébéloué is a true legend of Creole music. His music has brought joy to people all over the world, and he continues to be an inspiration to aspiring musicians everywhere.
Jose Sebeloue passed away on September 3, 2023, he was 74 years old.