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The Fabulous Stroka Band from Virgin Islands St. Croix

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The Fabulous Stroka Band started in 1998 by a group of energetic young men from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The goal was to exploit their musical talents and provide entertainment services to the community. They created a musical technique that unified quelbe, salsa, meringue, rock, dance hall and country. The combination was unique and the additional flavor enhancement was new to the territory. The diverse mix of music genre was readily accepted by the community and music connoisseurs. The Fabulous Stroka Band music has implicit meanings that discuss general topics, political, social and cultural events. Their musical rhythms encapsulate vocal and instrumental style of folk music that is native to the Virgin Islands.
They engage in live performances for social events, parties and festivals. They won two consecutive championships for the St. Croix Festival Road March. The first was in 2005-2006 with the song “Leh Go” that became an instant musical success. Their second achievement came in 2007-2008 St. Croix Festival with the song “Baila.”This song was popularized by mass media such as television, radio, newspaper and the internet. It captured a sizeable audience from the VI community and worldwide with the innovative combination of calypso and meringue. This approach initiated significant international exposure and created ground breaking entertainment opportunities. They were invited to perform live in concert with several renowned bands and entertainment icons from the Caribbean and the United States. Baila top the musical charts in London, Holland and Japan. Stroka Band was nominated as road march contender in Aruba in 2009 and was placed second in ranks. The band has risen to a new level of entertainment with performances at “Tempo Turns One” birthday bash in 2006.
Stroka Band remains active in the community and travels abroad. They provide sponsorship for many non profit organizations and sound engineering internships for musical enthusiasts. They offer services to the Youth Rehabilitation Center and other charitable organizations. They engage in fundraising activities for local and private schools in the territory. In 2007, Stroka Band initiated the Labor Day Jouvert on the island of St. Croix. This event is now a tradition attended by hundreds of fans every year.
One major goal of The Fabulous Stroka Band is to participate in a worldwide tour. They aspire to continue creating musical flavors that will stimulate the receptiveness of people everywhere. This will enable them to be among the top musical pioneers where the musical talents and alluring island culture can be recognized. Another goal is to create music that encourages peace and love in live performances. This will encourage their fans to have clean fun as The Fabulous Stroka Band “no wan no fighting in de band”
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"Compilation Disc" by The Fabulous Stroka Band (World Artist from the Virgin Islands(VI))
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 02 Dec 2008 07:56 PM
RadioIndy is pleased to present The Fabulous Stroka Band with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Compilation Disc"

The Fabulous Stroka Band have kindly compiled all of their greatest hits on one release, simply entitled “Compilation Disc.” Straight out of the U.S. Virgin Islands, The Fabulous Stroka Band plays world music with an island and Caribbean flavor, incorporating r&b, hip-hop, and Latin elements into their sound as well. Listening to this album makes you feel like you should be sipping daiquiris beneath a large umbrella, looking out into the crystal blue water from a beach in the Caribbean. The songs are upbeat, with catchy lyrics, great rhyming verses, extreme danceability, and are sung whole heartedly with a great world music feel in strong Caribbean accents. “Compilation Disc” is well-recorded and ready to burst through the speakers, poolside or beachside. “Why Oh Why” is a song in hope of a better world with quickly-delivered rhyming verses and a simple melodic chorus. “Baila,” considered one of the hottest songs in the Caribbean, has a great island feel with more fact-paced rhyming verses, alternating lyrics between English and Spanish, and embodies an overall catchiness. You can't help but sing and dance to it. Fans of world music with an island flavor, break out the Hawaiian tee and check out The Fabulous Stroka Band.-Chris & the RadioIndy.com Review Team
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"Compilation Disc" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: Babbbullon POSTED ON: 13 Aug 2008 02:57 PM
The Fabulous Stroka Band have kindly compiled all of their greatest hits on one release, simply entitled “Compilation Disc.” Straight out of the U.S. Virgin Islands, The Fabulous Stroka Band play world music with an island and Caribbean flavor, incorporating r&b, hip-hop, and Latin elements into their sound as well. Listening to this album makes you feel like you should be sipping daiquiris beneath a large umbrella, looking out into the crystal blue water from a beach in the Caribbean. The songs are upbeat, with catchy lyrics, great rhyming verses, extreme danceability, and are sung whole heartedly with a great world music feel in strong Caribbean accents. “Compilation Disc” is well-recorded and ready to burst through the speakers, poolside or beachside. “Why Oh Why” is a song in hope of a better world with quickly-delivered rhyming verses and a simple melodic chorus. “Baila,” considered one of the hottest songs in the Caribbean, has a great island feel with more fact-paced rhyming verses, alternating lyrics between English and Spanish, and embodies an overall catchiness. You can't help but sing and dance to it. Fans of world music with an island flavor, break out the Hawaiian tee and check out The Fabulous Stroka Band.
-Chris & the RadioIndy.com Review Team

Check out The Fabulous Stroka Band's music on RadioIndy.com with link to purchase and links to popular sites



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