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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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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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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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“Traag” Quickly Reaches The Top

Bizzey’s remix to the salacious single “Traag” has reached the top of the Skempi charts. The single’s chart success can be attributed to the hypnotic Dembow baseline, the immersive drawl slathered all over the hook, and, of course, the presence of Dongo and Chaika as featured acts. In other newsRead More »

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Skempi Helps Kick Off Curaçao’s Culture Week

This Sunday marks a special day on the Curaçaoan calendar. Aside from the fact that Sundays are considered holy on the Caribbean island where the majority of the population identifies as Catholic, there is another reason this date in particular carries a mystique. Haven’t guessed it yet? Well, today marksRead More »

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Gentz Reclaims The Top Spot

The Curaçaoan superband Gentz has reclaimed its position as the most played music act on the Skempi Top 40. Their single “Kruel” has recently experienced a resurgence in popularity and this helped the band knock Skempi heavy hitters Rudy Plaate and BRIAN D out of the batting cage at theRead More »

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Rudy Plaate Is The Most Played Artist Of The Week!

The Curaçaoan living legend Rudy Plaate has taken his rightful place on top of the Skempi charts as the most played song this week. His single “No Mishi Kune” has been enjoying a surge in popularity in recent weeks and this past Monday it opened the week at the no.Read More »

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