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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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A Sensual Classic From Tsunami

Today may not be Thursday but Skempi News is bringing you a throwback regardless. This time it comes courtesy of the Aruban superband Tsunami and their sensual 2008 classic “Ay Esta Dushi”. They continue to be popular today and dress in all white for every performance, which has become theirRead More »

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Newcomers In The Top 40

While Ataniro continues to sit comfortably on the no. 1 throne, Gentz moves one step closer, coming in at no. 3 this week. But the real story is the newcomers on the Skempi charts this week, the most remarkable of which is the Randal Corsen Orchestra. Their festive single “HenterRead More »

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A Good Time With The Randal Corsen Orchestra!

Today Skempi News brings you a feel-good song for the end of year festivities. It is the song ‘Henter Aña Den Paranda” by the Randal Corsen Orchestra. This will most certainly be among the productions they play at their ‘Paranda di Fin di Aña’ concerts on the 28th and 29thRead More »

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Ataniro Rises Above The Rest

This week Skempi once again has a new occupant at the number one position on top of the Skempi Top 40. This time around it is none other than Aruban rap legend Ataniro. His single “Palu” soared to the top shortly after his frequent collaborator Jeon had accomplished the featRead More »

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