Jocelyne Béroard

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Jocelyne Béroard
Born 12 September 1954
Fort-de-France, Martinique
Genres Zouk, compas, jazz
Occupation(s) singer
Instruments vocals
Years active 1980s–present
Labels EMI, Olivi, CBS, Georges DEBS
Associated acts Kassav', Les Enfoirés, Les Voix de l'espoir, Les enfants sans noël

Jocelyne Béroard (born 12 September 1954) is a Martinican singer and songwriter. She is one of the lead singers of the Zouk band Kassav'. As a solo artist, she helped create zouk, a music genre started by Kassav'. The main members are from Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Biography[edit]

Béroard was born in Fort-de-France, Martinique, and studied in France, attending the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, before beginning to work with Caribbean artistes as a background singer in 1980.[1] She has served as a lead singer of Kassav' since 1983. She has also recorded several albums as a solo artist. In 1987, she recorded a duet with Philippe Lavil, the hit single "Kolé séré", which peaked at number four in France. In 1999, she was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur.[2]

Discography[edit]

Year Album Label
1987 Siwo Georges DEBS
1991 Milans CBS
2001 Kole Sere Olivi
2004 Madousinay EMI

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gladys M. Francis, " Résister au compromis, crever la douleur, dire le silence : Entretien avec Jocelyne Béroard." Amour, sexe genre et trauma dans la Caraïbe Francophone. Coll. Espaces Littéraires, L'Harmattan, Paris, 2016, p. 227-250 (ISBN 978-2-3430-7395-8)

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