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 »

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 »

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 »

The Godfather Of Bahamian Music

Today Skempi News features a profile of the late Bahamian music legend and cultural icon Ronnie Butler. He was a famous Bahamian calypso and Rake-and-scrape singer, a music genre native to The Bahamas which features the Goombay drum, the Accordion and a hand saw, whose career spanned five decades. BornRead More »

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 »