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Some Tumba Oldies To Prepare For The Big Night!

Tonight will be the final night of this year’s Festival di Tumba. This week has been a very festive week, with many inventive costumes, compositions, bands and confetti gracing the stage and the crowd at the Festival Center in Brievengat. On Wednesday the 30 compositions that have made it throughRead More »

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Menasa Moves On Up Again

While Gentz continues to rule at the top with their single “Sin Lenga”, Menasa is sneaking on in with his “Bodak Yellow” bootleg, which has risen to the no.3 spot. And he’s brought reinforcements in the form of his other charting single “Chan Chan”, which is also in the topRead More »

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A Golden Classic From Boy Thode

Boy Thode has released over 40 albums, both as a solo artist and as a member of ERA Outentiko. In 2016 ERA Outentiko released the album “The Sky Is The Limit” which became a gigantic hit in Curaçao thanks in no small part to the smash “E Sekreto”, which featuredRead More »

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A Sweet Melody From The Virgin Islands

Today Skempi News brings you a sweet melody from the U.S. Virgin Islands by way of Reggae artist Pressure Busspipe. Why that peculiar artist name? The reason behind it kind of mollifies the peculiarity. It is namely an acknowledgement of the hard times and struggles people must face. Born DelynoRead More »

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Gentz Takes Over!

This week sees Gentz in the driver’s seat on the Skempi charts, with their singles “Sin Lenga” and “Doble R Potpourri” occupying both the no.1 and no.2 positions respectively. In so doing Gentz has ended Dayo’s reign at the top, whose single drops to no.3 this week. The top 10Read More »

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Ced Ride Tells A Story

On this the first Sunday of the year Skempi News delivers a blast from the past courtesy of Ced Ride’s classic performance of the immortal Pierre Lauffer poem “Balada Di Buchi Fil”. The lament and passion in Ced Ride’s voice as he tells the unfortunate story of the slave BuchiRead More »

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Many New Entries In The Top 40 To Start The Year

While Dayo’s “Nikosawa” continues to soar at the top to start 2018, many new contenders have sneaked into Skempi’s Top 40. Among them is the Tambú group Zojojo’s “Wak Mi Ta Mi Mes”, which has jumped to the number 7 spot in next to no time. Doble R’s “Di MaluRead More »

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Arnell I Su Orquesta’s Ode To Fishermen

On the last Throwback Thursday of the year 2017, Skempi News brings you Arnell i su Orquesta’s 2003 version of “Ola Wawa”. This ode to fishermen tells a vivid story while mesmerizing the listeners with melodic Salsa rhythms. This band has been entertaining the Dutch Caribbean community for decades nowRead More »

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A Brand New Face At The Top Of The Skempi Charts

The final week of the year 2017 brings a surprise to the summit of the Skempi Top 40. Dayo has snatched the top prize out of the hands of Bizzey, Gentz and the Randal Corsen Orchestra, jumping to number one this week with the catchy single “Nikosawa”. It had beenRead More »

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Moving On Up In The Charts

In this week’s tally Gentz has moved one step closer to Ataniro – whose single “Palo” continues its reign at the top for its second consecutive week – coming in at no. 2 with their single “Doble R Potpourri”. Other remarkable stories on the charts are those of Randal CorsenRead More »

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