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A Classic From ENOS

Today Skempi News brings you a classic from the musical group ENOS, which stands for El Nuevo Ompi Stefania. The classic is none other than “Bekita Dams”. This Tumba became a huge hit upon release. It features verses from the poem “Bekita”, written by one of Curaçao’s greats of PapiamentuRead More »

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Urvin Luwi Jano Climbs The Charts

Urvin Luwi Jano, this year’s Rei di Tumba, has skyrocket to the top 10 of the Skempi charts. His winning tumba “Sende Lus Pa Kòrsou” comes in at no.8 after having just entered the top 40 a few days ago. This tumba is among the sea of compositions of thisRead More »

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New Entries In The Top 40

Menasa’s “Chan Chan” now stands side by side with his “Bodak Yellow” bootleg, coming in at no.3, while Clark “Juju” Zalm and Gio Fuertisimo’s “Mandonlin/Hasi Bo Kos” has cracked the top 5. DAM$’s single “Buriku” also moves up one rung in the ladder, coming in at no.8 this week. ButRead More »

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Another Doble R Classic

Today Skempi News brings you the Doble R classic “Ayo Marisse” from their 1975 album Super Special Stars. Although the subject matter is a bit somber (two friends fall in love with the same woman and both decide to end their relationships with her), this song is sure to haveRead More »

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A Reggaetón Blast From The Past

Today Skempi News takes a look back at the Reggaetón of 15 years ago. This was when Puerto Rican rapper Tego Calderón released his album El Abayarde. This Reggaetón album launched him into international stardom as the album went on to sell 300.000 copies worldwide (this despite heavy bootlegging dueRead More »

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Many Tumbas In The Top 40!

Gentz, Menasa and Bizzey continue to reign at the top but another remarkable thing is happening below them in the rest of the top 40. It has been an invasion of tumbas with not one, not two but twelve of them charting in the Skempi charts. Two of them haveRead More »

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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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