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Some Haitian Compas In The Mix

Today Skempi News features the legendary Haitian Compas band Les Shleu Shleu. Formed in 1965 in Bas-Peut de Chose, Port-Au-Prince, the band played throughout Haiti for 5 years before gaining international fame when they got booked to play in New York at Casa Borinquen. They then went on to playRead More »

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The Godfather Of Bahamian Music

Today Skempi News features a profile of the late Bahamian music legend and cultural icon Ronnie Butler. He was a famous Bahamian calypso and Rake-and-scrape singer, a music genre native to The Bahamas which features the Goombay drum, the Accordion and a hand saw, whose career spanned five decades. BornRead More »

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The Antiguan Soca Diva

Today Skempi News takes you to the Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda with the Soca vibes of its Soca Diva Claudette Peters. She is a Soca and Soul singer-songwriter who has made history on her island. Born on the 9th of August 1979, Claudette Peters started singing inRead 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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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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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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Meet The Queen Of Calypso

Calypso Rose – born Linda McCartha Monica Sandy-Lewis on April 27th 1940, in Bethel Village, Trinidad & Tobago – grew up in a small village on the island of Tobago, one of the two Caribbean islands forming the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. She composed her first calypso at theRead More »

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What Many People Forget About “Despacito”

Yes, I know what you’re thinking: “Ugh, another article about that bendito song?!”. But try your hardest to roll your eyes back into focus from that eye roll because let’s face facts, that song is not going away any time soon. Hate to be the bearer of bad news. ButRead More »

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