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We Have A New Number One!

Exciting stuff happening these days at Skempi; yesterday we launched our new Skempi app for Android and iOS (give it a download, you know, in case you haven’t already *wink*), and now we also have a new number one on our charts. The new chart topper is none other than “JoyRead More »

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Did You Know This Famous Christmas Song Is From The Caribbean?

The song in question? The Spanglish international Christmas classic “Feliz Navidad” by José Feliciano. Released in 1970, it was something like the “Despacito” of its day, only with some English (and no expiration date on its welcome) of course. Caribbean origin of the song? José Feliciano hails from the Caribbean island ofRead More »

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Where The #DenBoSoño Challenge All Began…

The #DenBoSoño Challenge. Well, you’ve seen all the videos, you’ve heard all the bars being spit, now read about its origin. Believe it or not it all started in a kitchen in Rotterdam in the Netherlands and it’s come a long way since those pots and pans. To the delight of many (andRead More »

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Still On Top!

The epic “Niun Manera Bo” by Dayo continues its reign at the top of the Skempi Top 40. And it has some new company at the apex: the joyous “Joy #DushiFeeling” by Naomi Silvanie comes in at number 2 this week. And Menasa has once again proven that the SkempiRead More »

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Skempi Wishes You A Happy Mother’s Day!

The team at Skempi sends out a special mother’s day greeting to all the Caribbean mothers out there. We are extremely appreciative of the special role a mother plays in a child’s life; she carries us in her body, then in her arms, and forever in her heart. And toRead More »

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Have You Ever Heard Of The Music Genre ‘Filin’?

Welcome to another edition of Footprints. Let me not leave you in suspense here and jump right in: ‘Filin’ was an American-influenced, popular song style which flourished from the late 1940s to the early 1960s in Cuba. The genre title is derived from the English word “feeling”, and was also knownRead More »

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There Is Nothing Like This New Number One!

The top tier of the Skempi Top 40 is once again feeling so fresh and so clean! It was only a matter of time before Dayo and Sulayca soulful love letter “Niun Manera Bo” overtook ZOINX’s metaphorical advocacy of Mary J “Santu Remedi” at the top spot. The single had maintainedRead More »

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Today Is The Premiere Of Naomi Silvanie’s New Single!

Today is a joyous occasion. Literally in fact, because today marks the premiere of Curaçaoan songstress Naomi Silvanie’s newest single titled “Joy (#Dushi Feeling)”. But what has been her story up to this point? Well, let’s start at the beginning: Born Naomi Angela Silvanie (now Cijntje-Silvanie) on the island of CuraçaoRead More »

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JP Backhouse Takes On The Weeknd!

After JP Backhouse’s bold venture into the blending of Caribbean history and EDM in “Muzik Di Zumbi”, which peaked at the number 8 position on our Top 40, it’s time for a brand new bootleg. This time he merged the bubbling and Dancehall rhythms with Trance-like chords and sounds alongRead More »

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The 5 Most Influential Caribbean Artists Of All Time

Here we are again in Skempi Explore, taking another plunge into Caribbean culture. Well, the title pretty much speaks for itself, right? Or does it? It’s a dicey game using the word influential, I know. But when you look at the careers of the artists on this list, the impactRead More »

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