A Classic From ENOS
Today Skempi News brings you a classic from the musical group ENOS, which stands for El Nuevo Ompi Stefania. The classic is none other than “Bekita Dams”. This Tumba became a huge hit upon release. It features verses from the poem “Bekita”, written by one of Curaçao’s greats of Papiamentu poetry Elis ‘Ompi Elis’ Juliana. It is about a Curaçaon Jewish woman named Rebecca who goes to a tumba party. Upon seeing her appearance, everyone there assumes she has no sense of rhythm. But she turns out to have rhythm in spades and dances the night away.
The classic “Bekita Dams” was also featured on Skempi and MCB’s 2016 list of the 100 most influential Dutch Caribbean songs of the past 100 years.