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This Is Not A Skempi Story…Or Is It?

You see that picture up there? The office space with the banner in the far corner that says Startup Curaçao? Yes, I know you’re not blind. I just wanted to repeat the question for emphasis. You see, that picture was taken in April of last year, inside the Miami Building located onRead More »

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How Music Can Give You Hope Again!

In the midst of all of the tragedies of these past few weeks, all the shootings, bombings and sieges, the popularity of Pokèmon Go (if I get jumped tonight you will probably find a Pokèmon ball on the ground next to my body), things seem in disarray and I wantedRead More »

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Your Flag Day Just Got Better With Skempi!

Today was “Dia di Bandera” (Flag Day) on the sunny island of Curaçao. For many the day started off early standing in line to get those free tickets to the North Sea Jazz Festival in September. The free tickets were for one of the days in the 3-day event, mindRead More »

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Add Some Groove To Your Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day! The saying goes that a father is a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love, most of the ones who stay anyway. When they stay you can get the Michael Kyle on My Wife And Kids father types who teach their kids valuable lessons while all theRead More »

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My lasting impression of Curaçao

Curacao: an island of music, dance, & amazing beaches… yet many people have not heard of it! Before meeting Gino and Boudino, co-founders of Skempi, I hadn’t even really heard of Curacao, regardless of the fact that I live in the neighboring country of Colombia. Imagine that! Then as IRead More »

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Carnival Trinidad 2016: The Spectacular Aftermovie

Remember that video about Carnival in Trinidad in 1957? Fast forward six decades and you have this. Just a warning: This video will make you want to book a flight to Trinidad next February. Oh, and amidst all the costumes, confetti and ‘wining’, see if you can spot Amber Rose. Enjoy! And listenRead More »

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Menasa: The Bootleg King!

Let me start this off by saying in this instance the word bootleg is not what you may think it is. It’s the bootleg defined as a remix of a song in which a producer incorporates bits of the original song in its finished condition, as opposed to the traditional remix inRead More »

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10 Tumba hits from the past you might have never heard before.

The Carnival parades are approaching on the ABC island and people are getting ready for the biggest party in the Southern Antilles. For this occasion we bring you a special selection of Tumba classics that have achieved wide acclaim and recognition in the past. Some of them winners, and others that didn’tRead More »

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