Caribbean Heat: Destra Garcia


Last week’s edition of Caribbean Heat introduced you to the genre of Soca music and now it’s time to showcase the talents of one of the field’s leading artists – Destra Garcia. Born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago, this sassy songbird is one of the most exciting acts in the region and has emerged on the global scene as a true crossover act.

The 29-year old Destra launched her career in the late 1990s as a Calypso singer but eventually expanded into Soca and dominated the genre throughout the 2000s. However, what truly makes Destra special is the fact that she is one of the few female Soca performers who sings and writes the majority of her hits; a rarity in the male-dominated field.

Watch some of Destra’s most popular music videos and listen to some of her biggest hits below:


‘Max it Up’

‘Wine It’

‘It’s Carnival (Ft. Machel Montano)’

‘Bonnie N Clyde’



Destra has the potential to go further than almost every other Soca act in the industry because of the colourful tone of her voice that works incredibly well on almost any song. Also, she regularly mixes the sounds of Dance/Pop and R&B into her tunes to create hybrid songs that garner airplay in the US and Europe.

If you enjoyed Destra’s music then you could find more on iTunes! Which was your favourite song? Let us know in the comment section below!


  • Tanya Ambrose

    I love the fact that u bring the Caribbean heat to ur blog. i’m from the caribbean just recently moved to the US to further my educatoin. I adore ur blog. Destra is one of the greatest soca artist of our time right now she can sing, dance she is truly an entertainer

  • WI Stand Up

    YESSSSSSSSSSS for this post! I love Destra & I love this site for doing this! This is what will set you apart from everybody else Trent!!!

  • BeyBoy

    Wine It gave me Beyonce tease lol she is cuuuute

  • ousha

    bonnie and clyde is such a classic,unique song! it will always be my shit! love it so much! love the lyrics too….genuis

  • brunswickboy86

    LOVE Destra!!!!! I think she’s one of the few soca artists who could have a successful career in the US if she ever decided to crossover into Americanized music


    I Like Destra. Her music videos look like they were so fun to make. Her songs are so exciting.

  • Yolanda

    I can’t vote for her but I hope she take soca monarch this year. It’s the ladies turn again!


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