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Jeon Closes In On The Top Spot

Jeon’s “Superhero” has made a heroic comeback to within an inch of the top of the top echelon of the Skempi Top 40. But he is not alone. Buleria’s “Dos Cacho” has followed suit and grabbed hold of Jeon’s cape to land at the number 3 spot this week. AnRead More »

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Karixon Discovers Talent On The Streets Of Holland

Karixon, the Aruban DJ with big talent, has been on an altruistic mission of late. He recently started a project where goes on the hunt for musical talents on the streets of Holland and collaborates with them to make some beautiful music together. He films each street talent he comesRead More »

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A Lovely Throwback From Komèr

On this Throwback Thursday Skempi News brings you “Kuchi Kuchi”, the classic love letter in song from Komèr. This single became a huge hit in its day and you can see why; the Hot Merengue melody and Komèr’s cooing vocals as she professes her love are nothing short of enchanting.Read More »

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Buleria Stands At The Door Of The Top 4

The top 4 tier of the Skempi charts has not moved an inch since last week but there’s a storm brewing on its doorstep. Aruban superband Buleria has marched to the front of its gates, barking at the door with their supremely popular single “Dos Cacho”, which comes in atRead More »

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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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