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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 »

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Kevin Carty: The Caribbean King of Country Music

When you think of Country music, what comes to mind? I bet it’s fiddles, banjos, cowboy hats and boots, barn dances, American accents with Southern drawls, basically things related to southern U.S.A., right? Now how about when you think of a Caribbean island? To many it evokes images of palmRead More »

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How Caribbean Music helped put Colombia on the Map

Ever heard of the Caribbean region of Colombia?  In case you haven’t I’m talking about those eight states to the country’s north, straddled by or directly in the Caribbean Sea. And in case you’re saying “Caribbean-Shmaribbean, it’s still Colombia, right? Why should I have heard of that one particular region?”Read More »

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