Meet The Queen Of Calypso

Calypso Rose – born Linda McCartha Monica Sandy-Lewis on April 27th 1940, in Bethel Village, Trinidad & Tobago – grew up in a small village on the island of Tobago, one of the two Caribbean islands forming the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. She composed her first calypso at theRead More »

Gentz Reclaims The Top Spot

The Curaçaoan superband Gentz has reclaimed its position as the most played music act on the Skempi Top 40. Their single “Kruel” has recently experienced a resurgence in popularity and this helped the band knock Skempi heavy hitters Rudy Plaate and BRIAN D out of the batting cage at theRead More »

Rudy Plaate Is The Most Played Artist Of The Week!

The Curaçaoan living legend Rudy Plaate has taken his rightful place on top of the Skempi charts as the most played song this week. His single “No Mishi Kune” has been enjoying a surge in popularity in recent weeks and this past Monday it opened the week at the no.Read More »

Mighty Sparrow Shows Why He Is The King!

In this archive footage, Skempi brings you the man known as the “Calypso King of the World”, one of the best-known and most successful calypsonians, Mighty Sparrow. He has won Trinidad’s Carnival Road March competition eight times, Calypso King/Monarch eight times, and has twice won the Calypso King of Kings title. Here you see footage ofRead More »

La Perfecta Gives You The Perfect Throwback

Today on this Throwback Thursday Skempi brings you a classic song that will envelop you in nostalgia and warm loving sentiments. This classic is none other than the La Perfecta record “Liefdespaar”. The heavily accented Dutch somehow adds to the song’s alluring charm. La Perfecta released many smash hits inRead More »