Trinidadian soca siren Destra Garcia is promising to deliver a special surprise when she takes the stage on January 28 at the 2012 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival – The Art of Music. While acknowledging that she’s no stranger to Jamaica, the performer who has become a regular feature at Bacchanal Jamaica revealed that she is preparing to show festival attendees “a different side of Destra that Jamaica has never seen before.”
“I live for the element of surprise…I promise they will thoroughly enjoy it, and as usual I will rock the house,” stated Destra, whose 2012 Carnival release “Baddist” is enjoying great popularity in Port-of-Spain.
Following the summer release of the pop-flavoured “Beautiful Day” from the new MYDESTRA.COM album, Destra has also released the soca-pop fused “Breaking Away”; the groovy soca “Baddist” with Kerwin Du Bois; chutney soca hit “Pania” with Rikki Jai; and “Keep on Wukking Up”, a soca and R&B fusion. She has also submitted two selections for the steel band fraternity, and will soon release two road march contenders for the 2012 season.
“We are so proud of Destra and her accomplishments throughout the years,” said Walter Elmore, Chairman of Art of Music Productions, producers of the festival. “She is one of the best songwriters and performers the region has produced and I am proud to call her West Indian.”
The three-day festival will take place at the Greenfield (Trelawny Multi-Purpose) Stadium from January 26 to 28and will also feature Celine Dion, Cee-Lo Green, Nicole Henry, Heads of State, Jully Black, Earl Klugh, The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, Gentleman; and Jamaica’s finest musical talent, including Shaggy, Richie Stephens, John Holt, Yellow Man, Half Pint, Tessanne Chin and Tami Chynn, Marcia Griffiths, Lloyd Parkes and We The People, George Nooks, Luciano, Mykal Rose, AJ Brown, Freddy McGregor, Pluto Shervington, Etana, Chris Martin, Marcia Barrett (Boney M) and Byron Lee’s Dragonaires.