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Jérémie K. Dagnini in 2018

Jérémie K. Dagnini is a French academic, specializing in Jamaican popular music.



Jérémie Kroubo Dagnini is a French scholar, he holds a PhD in Anglophone studies from Bordeaux 3 University. He is a Jamaican popular music specialist and an associate researcher at the Center for Contemporary Political Studies at the University of Orléans (CEPOC).[1] He is the author of numerous books and articles and has also translated the biography of Lee Scratch Perry written by journalist David Katz. He also co-wrote a documentary on reggae, "Le Souffle du reggae", directed by Jérémie Cuvillier and broadcast in 2016 on France Ô.[2] In March 2017 he was awarded by the Académie Charles Cros for his book Musiques noires. L'Histoire d'une résistance sonore (Éditions du Camion blanc [fr]).[3] He regularly gives national and international conferences on reggae and jamaican music.[4] In November 2018, Unesco has declared reggae as an 'intangible heritage site', J. Kroubo Dagnini delivered his insights on the topic.


  • Les Origines du reggae : Retour aux sources. Mento, ska, rocksteady, early reggae, L'Harmattan, 2008 ISBN 978-2-296-06252-8. Reissued by Éditions du Camion Blanc in 2013 (preface by professor Barry Chevannes).
  • Vibrations jamaïcaines. L'Histoire des musiques populaires jamaïcaines au XXe siècle, Camion blanc, 2011 ISBN 978-2-35779-157-2.
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry: People Funny Boy (translation). Author: David Katz, Camion blanc, 2012 ISBN 978-2-35779-220-3.
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers: 1973-1976. Co-author: Lee Jaffe. Camion Blanc, 2013 ISBN 978-2-35779-273-9.
  • Rasta & Résistance (directeur d'ouvrage et préface). Author : Horace Campbell. Camion blanc, 2014 ISBN 978-2-35779-499-3.
  • DJs & toasters jamaïcains : 1970-1979. Co-author: Eric Doumerc. Camion Blanc, 2015 ISBN 978-2-35779-677-5.
  • Musiques noires. L'Histoire d'une résistance sonore (directeur d'ouvrage). Camion blanc, 2016 ISBN 978-235779-872-4.


  • Le Souffle du reggae, documentary directed by Jérémie Cuvillier and co-written with Jérémie Kroubo Dagnini. 52 mins (Theorem/ France Ô). [5] Selected at the Francophone Film Festival in Kingston, Jamaica (14-24 November 2018).

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Site du CEPOC" (in French). Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Fiche technique du documentaire "Le Souffle du reggae"" (in French). Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ Coup de cœur de l'Académie Charles Cros 2017, dans la catégorie "Livres: musiques du monde".
  4. ^ "Liste des conférences" (in French). Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  5. ^ See the technical sheet
  6. ^ Les Inrockuptibles Hors série, Reggae Story, p. 20-23, July 2009.
  7. ^ Les Inrockuptibles, No 931 2 to 8 October 2013, p. 60-6.
  8. ^ Jamaica Observer, 22 June 2014.
  9. ^ Le Monde diplomatique, n° 755, February 2017, p. 26.
  10. ^ CQFD, n°150, January 2017, (p. 6-7).