Sébastien Carayol

Sébastien Carayol

– Panellist / Symposium


Curator of the Jamaica, Jamaica! exhibition originally created for La Philharmonie de Paris (2017) and currently on view at the National Gallery of Jamaica (Kingston), Sebastien Carayol is documentary director/journalist  who fell in love with Jamaican music in the mid 1990s while discovering and following a number of London-based, Jamaican heritage sound systems – before travelling to Jamaica several times in search of the roots of this culture.

As a curator, Carayol has also put together exhibitions Paris (Say Watt? Le Culte du Sound System, La Gaîté Lyrique, 2013) and Los Angeles (Hometown Hifi, Sonos Studio, Los Angeles ; Agents Provocateurs, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles).

As a journalist and documentary director, he has written about reggae music for numerous music outlets (Wax Poetics, Natty Dread, United Reggae, Riddim, Vibrations, RBMA’s Daily) and directed several TV pieces and documentaries pertaining to the culture (notably multi-awarded series “Sound System” for ARTE CREATIVE, in 2017).