Jean-Marc Volcy

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Jean-Marc Volcy (born January 29, 1966)[1] is a Seychellois composer, performer and songwriter regarded as one of the pioneering musicians to propagate creole music in Seychelles.[2][3] His repertoire of music is a fusion of modern creole pop with traditional folk music.[4] His contributions to music in Seychelles has seen him win numerous awards including the Airtel Music Awards, Les Voix de l'Océan Indien and the Cable Tunes Awards.[5][6][7] In February 2017, he was inducted into the Seychelles' Musicians Wall of Fame.[8]

Jean-Marc Volcy
Jean-Marc Volcy performing at a 2015 event
Jean-Marc Volcy performing at a 2015 event
Background information
Birth nameJean-Marc Volcy
Born (1966-01-29) January 29, 1966 (age 55)
Baie Lazare, Mahé, Seychelles
Genrességa, creole, folk
Occupation(s)singer-songwriter, performer
Instrumentsvocals, guitar
Years active1980s–present



  • Gou Kreol – (1994)
  • Leko Bake – (1997)
  • Bel Koud Kannon – (2002)
  • Bon Bon – (2005)
  • Sove Lavi – (2006)
  • Lanmizik i Mazik – (2011)


  1. ^ Andy Gregory (2002). The International Who's Who in Popular Music 2002. Psychology Press. pp. 525–. ISBN 978-1-85743-161-2.
  2. ^ Tom Masters; Jean-Bernard Carillet (2007). Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles. Lonely Planet. pp. 260–. ISBN 978-1-74104-727-1.
  3. ^ Simon Broughton; Mark Ellingham; Jon Lusk; Duncan Antony Clark (2006). The Rough Guide to World Music: Africa & Middle East. Rough Guides. ISBN 978-1-84353-551-5.
  4. ^ Lonely Planet (2010). The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World. Lonely Planet. pp. 355–. ISBN 978-1-74179-211-9.
  5. ^ Drum: A Magazine of Africa for Africa. African Drum Publications. November 2000.
  6. ^ Betymie Bonnelame; Sharon Uranie (October 25, 2015). "Seychellois singer with a passion for Creole music Jean Marc Volcy, clinches regional award, voted 'Seychelles best artist' by Reunion's 'Les Voix de l'Ocean Indien'". Victoria, Seychelles. Seychelles News Agency. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  7. ^ John Lablache; Sharon Meriton-Jean (March 29, 2015). "Jean-Marc and Sandra clinch top Airtel Music Awards – Mampi brings the 'wow' effect to Seychelles". Victoria, Seychelles. Seychelles News Agency. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  8. ^ Daniel Laurence; Betymie Bonnelame (February 16, 2017). "13 island singers on Seychelles' musical Wall of Fame". Seychelles News Agency. Retrieved June 15, 2017.

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