NEWS

A Lot Of Movement Once Again In The Top 40!

Once again we have a new number one on our countdown, bringing an end to Quiwena Afra’s run at the apex of the Skempi Top 40 and placing it a notch down at number two. The newcomer at the top is none other than the piano-heavy and contemplative rap song “MaRead More »

Share to
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

The Caribbean Origin of Holland’s Biggest Musical Export

If you’re from the islands of the Dutch Caribbean then you must have heard of it by now, you must have seen the entertaining (and somewhat confrontational) trailers a few months back; I’m speaking of course about the documentary which tells the story of the Curaçaoan founders of the music genreRead More »

Share to
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

A Historical Documentary About BechoLize

Happy new week Skempi News followers. This News entry is to inform you that today marks the debut of the documentary about the life, passion and death of Curaçaoan rapper Edrich “BechoLize” Kopra. It will debut at 2:00 PM on the Facebook page of Èxtra Curaçao. Make sure you watch it!Read More »

Share to
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

The Album That Introduced The World To Calypso

Today on this Sunday afternoon we delve into music that’s quite fitting for the laissez-faire mood that usually imbues this time of the week in the West Indies. That music is Calypso (more on the origin of this music genre at a later date) or I should say a momentRead More »

Share to
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

A Magical New Number One

Skempi history was made over the weekend. For the first time in our history, a debut single immediately reached the top of our Top 40 within less than two days of its release on the site. Newcomer Quiwena Afra could not have wished for a better launch to her career as herRead More »

Share to
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

A Caribbean Star Is Born!

The Curaçaoan ball of talent Quiwena Afra (1996), artist name and real name, is making her big debut today in the Dutch Caribbean music world with her R&B (with a dash of Dancehall) single “Magia”. She is on the road doing a radio tour throughout Curaçao promoting this gem asRead More »

Share to
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

A New Category For The Skempi CMA

I know what you’re thinking, “They’re talking about the Skempi CMA already??”. Well, the Skempi think tank never sleeps. Thus in preparation for this year’s Caribbean Music Awards and after feedback from big artists in the Dutch Caribbean music industry, Skempi is considering introducing a new category: the Best Producer of theRead More »

Share to
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Holding Steady At Number One

It’s been over a week and Peter van der Pligt’s reign in the Skempi Top 40 continues unchallenged. This is already the longest a single has remained perched at the top spot in a while. And “Bolo Pretu” by D-Kaya has kept it company for the length of its position atRead More »

Share to
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

A Different Kind Of Musical Story

On this edition of Skempi Explore we venture into music played on walls. What does that mean? Francis Sling’s story will give you the answer. The artist known as Francis Sling was born in the year 1979 in Curaçao, where he grew up in the district of Seru Fortuna. He livedRead More »

Share to
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn