SOCA star Destra Garcia promises fans attending the 2012 JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival -- The Art of Music next month some new flavours from her already impressive menu.
"I am no stranger to Jamaica. Everybody knows I can rock the house," said Garcia. She promised patrons that they will see "a side they have never seen before".
"I live for the element of surprise," she said. "I promise they will thoroughly enjoy it and, as usual, I will rock the house."
Her current hit Baddist is getting huge rotations at parties in Trinidad.
Following the summer release of the pop-flavoured Beautiful Day from the MYDESTRA.COM album, she has also released the soca-pop fused Breaking Away; the groovy soca Baddist; chutney soca hit Pania with Rikki Jai; and Keep on Wukking Up a soca- 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.
Garcia has grown since her 1999 debut and is showing no signs of slowing down -- challenging herself every year while taking her music and her fans along for the exciting journey, and taking soca music to international markets.
A guaranteed hit with music-loving audiences everywhere, her energetic performances and eye-catching costumes command the cameras, while her maturity is evident in her demeanour, her command of the stage, her writing as well as her sense of self.
"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."
In addition to Destra Garcia, a dazzling line-up of top international, regional and local superstars has been announced for the three-day festival taking place at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium from January 26 to 28, 2012.
Joining her on the line-up are 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 Parks 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.