Destra Garcia, born in Trinidad, has grown from strength to strength since her 1999 debut and the entertainer is showing no signs of slowing down. Challenging herself, every year, she is taking her music and her fans along for the exciting journey.
Her music has already proved its staying power and its ability to captivate multiple markets. Destra has won fans the world over and has set the mark for high energy, live sets that leave audiences wanting more. I strongly believe that as I grow in this industry, I am learning more and more everyday says Destra Garcia. I am learning about myself, resistance, persistence and spirituality, all of which I rely heavily on in my career.
Destra barely has time for herself; through completing gigs with her band, as well as handling solo performances and now her pride and new found joy of her life, baby girl Xaiya. However, time for self is just one of the sacrifices she has had to make for her success.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND AWARDS
2006 – Destra signs up with telecommunications giant, Digicel to become their first female spokeswoman in Trinidad and Tobago. Destra has shared the stage with international superstars like the Heather Headley, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Ja-Rule, Rihanna, Mary J Blige, Patti La Belle, Natalie Cole, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and Beyoncé.
Destra has now released seven albums, her first being Red White and Black in 2003, Laventille (pre release& Laventille– 2005, Independent Ladies– 2006, Soca or Die–2007, HOTT– 2008, Welcome Back– 2011 showcases all of her hit songs for 2011 as a soloist and having done three (3) collaborations, continues to be a favorite with her music now available at Amazon and i-Tunes. Her two (2) new releases (Beautiful Day and Breaking Away) have also created waves in the dance and house music categories and are featured in her latest Album release MY DESTRA.COM– 2012.
For the past seven years Destra has won many awards and accreditation’s some of which include 15 Soca Awards and five COTT awards three of which were best female songwriter from 2004-2007 and best pan song 2006. She remains the most requested female Soca artists of the Caribbean and the world. Her latest acclaim would be Best Female Soca Performer at the IRAWMA awards held in Trinidad last year.
Another great accomplishment for the lady of many talents is the acquisition of having her own band for the last four years alongside her two other business partners.
Ultimately, Destra is determined to achieve her dream of taking soca music to international markets.
Being a guaranteed hit with music loving audiences everywhere, and with her energetic performances and eye-catching costumes commanding cameras, you might think, it’s easy for all of her success to go to her head, but Destra knows the ropes in the competitive music arena.
What we know about Destra Garcia is that her fans of yesteryear, today and tomorrow are in for a treat, as this un-penetrable songstress keeps producing hit after hit. There is no telling what fans can expect next, because with Destra Garcia, sky’s the limit!