When Celia Cruz Sang In Papiamentu

Today Skempi News takes another grab in the vault of Caribbean music and pulls out a powerhouse in the form of the Cuban musical empress Celia Cruz. Born Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso on October 21st, 1925, in Havana, Cuba, this singer of Latin music was the mostRead More »

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 »

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 »

Julián Coco And Erwin Prudencia Pay Homage To The Wals

Curaçao is still in the swing of its Culture Week and the team members at Skempi have noticed. For this reason Skempi brings you another treat from the Caribbean music vault. This time it features the talents of the living legend Erwin Prudencia and the late legend Julián Coco performingRead More »

A Short Film Which Celebrates Curaçaoan Culture

Today Skempi News takes another grab in the vault of Caribbean musical history and brings you a short film created in 1962. The film was titled Solo Sali and was filmed by Ari Jungslager in Curaçao with an all-Curaçaoan cast and all-Curaçaoan music. The film is a celebration of CuraçaoanRead More »