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Artist Vanupié performing at Châtelet-Les Halles in 2016.
Artist Vanupié performing at Châtelet-Les Halles in 2016.
Background information
Birth nameJean-Christophe Dorado
Annecy, France
GenresReggae, Soul, Pop, Electro

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Vanupié, is the stage name of 'Jean-Christophe Dorado'[1] He is a French Reggae artist from Annecy, France[2]. He gained notability while performing in the subways of Paris.[3]

He takes part in many festivals such as Solidays[4] and Reggae Sun Ska.[5][6]


He started as a copywriter in an advertising agency. Growing up in Gif-Sur-Yvette in Essonne, he discovered music very young thanks to his father, who was a guitarist. At 25, he decided to dedicate his life to playing music. He was spotted by a record company during small concerts and released his first album in French.[7]

In 2006, he began to perform in the corridors of the Paris metro at Châtelet-Les Halles[3]. Since gaining fame, he has shared the stage with such acts as UB40, The Wailers, SOJA, Tryo, and Alpha Blondy. He has played at such venues as La Cigale, and Bataclan[8][9][10]. He also has amounted a decent following on YouTube, with his song, "Rockadown," having over 52 million views.[11]


Vanupié draws his influences from the styles of reggae, soul, pop and electro.


In 2013, Vanupié recorded most of the soundtrack for the film Mon âme par toi guérie (known in English speaking countries as One of a Kind) directed by François Dupeyron.[12]


  • 2013: Freebirds
  • 2016: Janus
  • 2018: Gold


  1. "Boulogne - Vanupié, l'artiste du métro, deux fois en concert le 13 décembre". La Voix du Nord. December 6, 2018.
  2. à 07h00, Le 2 octobre 2012 (October 2, 2012). "Musicien du métro, une vie à plein tube". leparisien.fr.
  3. 3.0 3.1 à 07h00, Le 29 mars 2014 (March 29, 2014). "Les meilleurs spots des musiciens du métro". leparisien.fr.
  4. "Festival Solidays 19>21 Juin 2020 Paris-Longchamp". Solidays.
  5. "Festival Reggae Sun Ska / 7-8-9 Août 2020 à Vertheuil Médoc". Festival Reggae Sun Ska.
  6. "Festival "Solidays": les chanteurs Vanupié et Lidiop remportent le "casting des Musiciens" du métro". FranceSoir. May 20, 2015.
  7. https://www.dailyneuvieme.com/Vanupie-34-ans-de-l-agence-de-pub-a-la-chanson-dans-le-metro_a3267.html
  8. "Des artistes un peu trop engagés". Libération.fr. May 13, 2016.
  9. "Saint-Yrieix: Vanupié en concert ce soir au festival « Clairière en chanter »". CharenteLibre.fr.
  10. "VIDEO. Paris: Vanupié, douze ans à jouer dans le métro et « pas prêt de partir»". www.20minutes.fr.
  11. "VanupieOfficiel". YouTube.
  12. https://www.cinezik.org/critiques/affcritique.php?titre=mon-ame-par-toi-guerie

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