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Rizam’s Classic Revisited

Today Skempi News brings you another gem from the past in the form of Rizam’s 1998 classic “Bule Bula”, sung by Paul Welvaart. This song had a very significant message. It namely urged listeners, male listeners in particular, to always seek the non-violent path to resolve issues, to ‘jump over’ conflictsRead More »

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Throwback To Aventura’s Obsession

On this Throwback Thursday Skempi News brings you a classic from the 2000s in the form of Bachata superband Aventura’s megahit ‘Obsesión’, released in 2003.  This song became a huge success across the globe and the band members had every teenage girl in the world swooning over them. Aventura wasRead More »

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Many Changes In The Top 40

This past weekend Skempi was back in business and it showed; the top 40 immediately lit up with activity. Bizzey’s “Traag” remained on top as it received an increase in play but Dreams’ “Komehein” quickly made a leap to grab a hold of its coattails at number 2. Not toRead More »

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The Dynamite Combination Of Cuba And Mali

Today Skempi News brings you another treat from Cuban soil in the form of AfroCubism, the award-winning and Grammy-nominated album which featured musical collaborations between musicians from Cuba and Mali. Released in 2010, the musicians featured on the album had previously built successful careers for themselves, either as members ofRead More »

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Skempi Gives You This Gem For 10-10-10

Today marks the seventh anniversary of when the constituent country called the Netherlands Antilles dissolved and the island of Curaçao, along with the island of Sint Maarten, became an autonomous country within the kingdom of the Netherlands, just as Aruba had done in 1986. Thus today many Curaçaoans on theRead More »

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When Celia Cruz Sang In Papiamentu

Today Skempi News takes another grab in the vault of Caribbean music and pulls out a powerhouse in the form of the Cuban musical empress Celia Cruz. Born Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso on October 21st, 1925, in Havana, Cuba, this singer of Latin music was the mostRead More »

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Go Back In Time With Claudius Philips

Today Skempi brings you an Aruban classic from the Aruban hitmaker Claudius Philips. There are so many masterpieces to choose from when it comes to this Dutch Caribbean legend, but today Skempi places the spotlight on an album of his in particular which is the album We Are Back AtRead More »

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Punda In The 80s

Last Friday Skempi News brought you a video showcasing Curaçaoan legends strutting their musical gifts onstage at a concert sometime in the 1980s. Today Skempi News opens the week in the same vein with a short video from that same era, which we received today. The video is a colorfulRead More »

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Julián Coco And Erwin Prudencia Pay Homage To The Wals

Curaçao is still in the swing of its Culture Week and the team members at Skempi have noticed. For this reason Skempi brings you another treat from the Caribbean music vault. This time it features the talents of the living legend Erwin Prudencia and the late legend Julián Coco performingRead More »

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A Short Film Which Celebrates Curaçaoan Culture

Today Skempi News takes another grab in the vault of Caribbean musical history and brings you a short film created in 1962. The film was titled Solo Sali and was filmed by Ari Jungslager in Curaçao with an all-Curaçaoan cast and all-Curaçaoan music. The film is a celebration of CuraçaoanRead More »

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