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Happy To See Doble R!

Today Skempi News brings you yet another trip back in time. This time it comes courtesy of Doble R and their classic piece “Kontent’i Mirabu”. With legendary composer Rignald Recordino at the helm this band was a conveyor belt of hit songs on the island of Curaçao for nearly 40Read More »

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Newcomers In The Top 40

While Ataniro continues to sit comfortably on the no. 1 throne, Gentz moves one step closer, coming in at no. 3 this week. But the real story is the newcomers on the Skempi charts this week, the most remarkable of which is the Randal Corsen Orchestra. Their festive single “HenterRead More »

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A Good Time With The Randal Corsen Orchestra!

Today Skempi News brings you a feel-good song for the end of year festivities. It is the song ‘Henter Aña Den Paranda” by the Randal Corsen Orchestra. This will most certainly be among the productions they play at their ‘Paranda di Fin di Aña’ concerts on the 28th and 29thRead More »

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The Hit From Barbados That Took Over The World

As you may have noticed from the feature image, it’s not Rihanna. The Barbados talent featured today is Rupert Clarke, better known as Rupee. He was born in Germany to a German mother and a Barbadian father. When he was 10 years old the family moved to Barbados where theyRead More »

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Back In Time With Boy Dap

Anselmus “Boy” Dap, born October 25th 1933, needs no introduction in Curaçao. He is widely known on the island as “E Tata di Tumba” (The Father of Tumba), a title which he received after he won Curaçao’s Festival di Tumba a record ten times. His first big hit was theRead More »

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Ataniro Rises Above The Rest

This week Skempi once again has a new occupant at the number one position on top of the Skempi Top 40. This time around it is none other than Aruban rap legend Ataniro. His single “Palu” soared to the top shortly after his frequent collaborator Jeon had accomplished the featRead More »

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The Saint Lucian Queen Of Culture

Today Skempi News brings you the story of Sesenne, a Saint Lucian singer and cultural icon. She was born Marie Selipha Charlery (later Descartes when she married) in La Point, Micoud, Saint Lucia on the 28th of March 1914. The area where she was born and grew up is theRead More »

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Nice And Crispy With Macay

Today Skempi News brings you one of the many classics from the legendary Macario ‘Macay’ Prudencia. It is the crisply lively gem “Bròs Bròs”. The immortal Macay Prudencia infused all his productions with his jolly and folksy character and this classic is no exception. The way he lists and expressesRead More »

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Jeon On Top Once Again

Jeon opens the week at the top position of the Skempi Top 40. His profoundly reflective single ’60’ has captivated many listeners on Skempi and this shot it up to no. 1 in less than a week. Another success story is Ataniro’s “Palu”, which has also been hurdled into theRead More »

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A Classic From GIO Fuertisimo

Today Skempi News takes you back to 1995, when the legendary Curaçaoan band GIO Fuertisimo gave a live performance at Curaçao’s Festival Center. The songs they performed were all crowd winners but there was one in particular that stood out. It was the ageless classic “Biba Bai Laga Nan”. TheRead More »

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