Crystal River Band

© solomon island
Genre : Band
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Heritage

Crystal River Band is from the highlands region of Central Kwara'ae in Malaita Province, Solomon Islands.  They launched their first ever DVD on 7th-8th December 2012 in Auki, Malaita Province, and on 15th December in Honiara.

The Band is a group of men filled with compassion and love for Country Music which has been inherited since their childhood days back in the 60's, 70's, and 80's till this very day.

Through their musical career in the past years, the men have faced challenges, downfalls and criticisms as they struggle to put together songs and eventually an original album on both CD and DVD.

However, their tough times have strengthened their faith and commitment which has taken them to new heights and turns a new page in their Ministry.

Most of the songs featured on the DVD are original compositions in the Kwara'ae Language with English interpretations on screen.

Song writer and Singer Festus Fiu say the aim of the band is to spread the gospel to the country music loving people of the Kwara'ae region.

The Kwara'ae are the largest cultural group in the Solomons and constitute one of ten linguistic/cultural groups on Malaita, the most populous island.



  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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