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Who Is Junior Tecla? Part 2 of 2

And now the conclusion of the tale of Junior Tecla…for now… Holland: The beginnings of a music career It did not take long before Junior Tecla quit his job as a commercial art salesman. Ironically, he found himself doing the job he had initially began studying for soon after, whichRead More »

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Who is Junior Tecla? Part 1 of 2

Philip Arthur Gerald Tecla, Jr. (born March 20, 1968), better known by his stage name Junior Tecla, is a Curaçaoan singer-songwriter known in many parts of the world as the frontman of the Bob Marley tribute band Rootsriders. He first rose to prominence in 2006 following a concert in commemorationRead More »

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Chaika Rises Above The Pack!

This past weekend the top of the Skempi Top 40 received a feminine touch in the form of Chaika Danoutah’s smash hit “Beleng(Radio Edit)”. The last time a female artist topped the Skempi charts was four months ago, when the feat was accomplished by Naomi Silvanie. Chaika has now shakenRead More »

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Tonight BRIAN D Goes BIDIEM!

Tonight the show everyone has been waiting for finally arrives: BRIAN D (Brian Dekkers) will give his supremely hyped Legacy BDM concert at WTC Curaçao. The air on the island has been thick with anticipation leading up to this night of entertainment which will also feature performances by BRIAN D’sRead More »

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O.N.E. At Number One!

The top echelon of the Skempi Top 40 has recently experienced a near complete recasting. The no.1 spot has namely been invaded by O.N.E., Curaçao’s newest All Around Caribbean band which features the talents of Dibo D, Cizzle, Harvey Isidora, Johnny Blaze and Gilmar Fraites. They were able to shakeRead More »

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A Tula Commemoration Concert To Remember!

This upcoming August 13th Curaçao’s very own pianist, composer, and arranger extraordinaire Randal Corsen will carry the Tula commemoration concert in the Stadsshouwburg in Amsterdam. This is a great honor as this theater is a designated protected monument of cultural historical value to the Dutch state, what is known inRead More »

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Who Wants Ginger Tea?

The Aruban singer/rapper Ginger has been causing quite a stir on social media this past week with his defiant single “Ken Kier Ginger Tea?”. But this controversial figure, born Miguel Angel Thielman, is no stranger to ruffling feathers. His contribution to the then immensely popular #DenBoSoño challenge last May alsoRead More »

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Randal Corsen & Orchestra Present An Evening Of Salsa Brava!

This coming Saturday August 5th Randal Corsen & Orchestra will be delighting salseros and salsa aficionados alike with a night of sweeping Salsa music titled: Salsa de los Bravos. This night of spirited rhythms will feature the singing talents of Rich Pieter, Dibo Doran (also known as Dibo D) andRead More »

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Menasa Represents Curaçao At Tomorrowland!

This past Friday July 29th Curaçaoan mega-producer Menasa represented his native island at Tomorrowland, one of the world’s premiere music festivals, held in Belgium. He performed a 45 minute live set alongside fellow Curaçaoan performer MC Don T, mixing it up on the Barong Family Stage, where some of theRead More »

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Randal Corsen Gives Maduro & Curiel’s Bank A Grand Concert!

Today Skempi News features the result of a wonderful event held last year to conclude a wonderful milestone. The wonderful event in question was the music performance by Curaçaoan piano virtuoso Randal Corsen and his Big Band at Otrobanda’s Brionplein during the conclusion of the wonderful milestone which was MaduroRead More »

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