ARTISTS

DESTRA

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Destra Garcia is a famous World Music Singer, who was born on November 10, 1977 in Trinidad And Tobago. Soca singer and leader of the band Atlantik who is beloved by her fans for her energetic live performances and unique fashion sense. She is most famous for soca hits like “It’s Carnival,” “Come Beta” and “We Say So.” According to Astrologers, Destra Garcia's zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Over the past two decades soca music has transformed and revolutionized the Trinidadian music scene. Soca is said to have derived from soul calypso, suggesting a blend of African American and Trinidadian music. Lord Shorty, Trinidadian calypso and soca musician created the term in the late 1970s spelling it “sokah” and said it was meant to be a blend of calypso with East Indian music. “In addition to succeeding in making Africans and East Indians come together as a unit, soca also promotes a sense of nationalism and unity for the country of Trinidad as a whole”.

 

[1] Soca brings Trinidad as a country together and through the music Trinidadians are able to express themselves and their cultural pride. “The majority of popular dance songs during Trinidadian carnival today would be described as Soca as opposed to Calypso and that is due to soca being established as the dominant form of carnival music by the calypsonian singer Super Blue in the 1990s who sang and led the most popular road march three years in a row. Super Blue ultimately established a new model for carnival music that emphasized more dance, faster tempos, and energetic rhythmic vocalizations”.

 

[2] Essentially calypso and soca soon eventually began to go their separate way and became clearly distinguishable from one another with calypso tending to be more reserved music sung in a calypso tent and soca being associated with road and street festivals. Furthermore, calypso is characterized by long narrative texts while soca lyrics are usually built in short phrases that don’t necessarily have to form a logical narrative. In addition, soca is often seen alongside with electronic studio effects which is never seen in calypso. Trinidadian singer and songwriter of Soca music Destra Garcia can be seen exhibiting elements of soca through her quick movements along with her swift vocals while performing with the use of lights and electronic studio effects in the background.

She is the oldest of four siblings. Her first child, Xaiya, was born in 2010.

 

Destra Garcia (born 10 November 1978) is a Trinidadian singer and songwriter of soca music. She is also known by the mononym Destra. She is one of the most popular female soca artists in the world.

ARMOURY

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ARMOURY a singer, songwriter born in Toronto and raised in Malton, Mississauga by Jamaican parents. At the age of 7 she started writing songs and as she matured, learned the power of her words through her pen. Growing up in a musically-influenced home, she would listen to her father, a professional DJ spin hit records on a nightly basis. Armoury’s original song “From The 6ix” (March 2016) was featured on CBC Toronto (formerly known as Britney Davis) where she beat out nearly 300 artists and won Toronto's “Song In The 6ix’ anthem competition”.She took home a grand prize of $10,000 and made major waves around the GTA.

Armoury is ready to inspire others through speaking her truth and motivating others to go for their dreams even when it seems impossible. Now, Armoury is currently signed to Koze Music Publishing in Los Angeles, California creating music for sync (TV/Film), writing songs for other music artists and making music for her personal catalogue to be released to the world. Her biggest musical influences are Otis Redding, Ne-yo, Alicia Keys, Selena Quintanilla, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, Marley and Michael Jackson.

JIMMY REID

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Jimmy Reid is known for his classic hits like Memories, African Beauty and his album, Naah Give Up. Over the years he has consistently appeared on most of the top reggae shows in Canada. He has shared the stage with stars and icons like Chalice, Lt. Stitchie, Gregory Isaacs, Lloyd Parks, Fab Five, Dennis Brown Beres Hammond, Luciano, Leroy Sibbles, L.U.S.T, Professor Nuts and Junior Reid to name a few.

 

Jimmy Reid who has always gotten great support from his fans especially those in Canada, has no intention to stop performing and recording great music, he is looking forward to hitting the road to promote his new album as soon as it is released. “As long as the creator continues to bless me with health and strength and I can sing and record music for my fans, I will continue to do this,” said the 77 years old singer.

 

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MOSES REVOLUTION 

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Moses Revolution was conceived in 2001 and has been a major player in the Caribbean diaspora; we have toured extensively with Calypso Rose and The Mighty Sparrow throughout Canada doing several festivals; have participated in Caribana every year and have appeared at Island Soul at the Harbourfront on several occasions; we have performed live on CBC radio and also played most major venues in Toronto; we have produced 2 CD'S which has been played on several stations including CBC; 2017 released a song called Thank You in commemoration of Canada's 150th Bday with several local artistes; have also worked with legendary Hall of Fame Percy Sledge; in 2014 had the pleasure of taking Calypso music to the Yukon and Dawson City; a first for Caribbean music;

LADY G

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Lady G, born 7 May, 1968 as Janice Fyffe, is a female dancehall and reggae deejay. She is best known for her song "Man a Bad Man" from the film Third World Cop. She is known all over the world and has a firm fan base. Lady G other songs include "Nuff Respect", "Round Table Talk" (with her mentor Papa San), "Certain Friends" and "Breeze Off". She records on the label Greensleeves.Lady G has performed at Europe's biggest reggae festival, Summerjam, in 2001.Lady G has recently toured the United States with Buju Banton.

FARMER NAPPY

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Internationally acclaimed Trinidadian soca star Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry celebrates over 30 years in the soca music industry and his rich legacy as one of soca’s top entertainers of all time continues to grow. A few years ago, he earned the “Calypso of the Year” award for his blockbuster groovy soca hit “Big People Party,” from the National Action Cultural Committee (NACC) in Macoya, Trinidad, in December 2014. Farmer, as his fans affectionately know him, also placed second runner up in the International Groovy Soca Monarch and Road March competitions during the 2014 Trinidad Carnival season. As he enters the new 2017 season, with a slew of new hits already enjoying heavy rotation and fanfare, Farmer stands in his own, hard-earned and much-deserved spotlight as a solo artist.

He enjoyed massive success with his first internationally-released album You Make Me…Surrender in 2012 and again in 2014 with Big People Party, then scored another classic collection with House Of Soca in 2016, all released by his own label Country Life Music, with international distribution by FOX FUSE. From his immense catalog, fan favorites include “Big People Party,” “Chippin,’” “Surrender,” “You Make Me,” “Stranger,” and “Family.” Those songs along with his more recent hits “My House,” “In Trouble” featuring Alison Hinds, “Loosen De Chain,” “Rental” and “Bambilambambilambilambam,” continue to earn him respect from the industry and fans alike, as the voice of the groovy soca genre.

Farmer Nappy shot to international fame when he was voted as MTV Iggy’s “Artist of the Week” in March 2012, following a weeklong voting contest that placed him against other artists around the world. You Make Me…Surrender was also reviewed by the international music site and received an incredible 4 out of 5 stars, gaining him critical acclaim in the mainstream music industry. His single “Surrender” further broke barriers as the renowned New Yorker Magazine streamed it for their mainstream audience to vibe to what they termed as “a comprehensive sound of the Caribbean.”

Farmer Nappy scored his breakout hit with “Chippin’” (With Meh Own Woman), back in 2008. Composed in Trinidad and produced in Barbados by De Red Boyz, “Chippin’” became a mega single within the global soca community. It went on to win “Groovy Song of the Year” at the 2008 COTT Awards in Trinidad and was also nominated for “Song of the Year.” Since then, Farmer has concentrated more on himself as a performing artist, pleasing his fans with his consistent, signature groovy flows and high-energy performances. Together, Farmer and De Red Boyz have teamed up to produce some memorable hits along the way, including “Chippin,” “Flirt,” “Surrender,” “Minglin,” “Stranger,” “Big People Party,” “My House,” “Rental” and “Bambilambambilambilambam.” First building his repertoire as an instrumentalist and songwriter with the band Xtatik, Farmer Nappy formed a brotherly bond with lead singer Machel Montano, which goes back to the inception of Pranasonic Express, the younger boy-band. At the tender age of seven, Farmer embarked on his musical journey by playing percussion in the young band, which later grew to be Xtatik. As the band evolved, Farmer emerged as an award-winning, multi-talented songwriter. He wrote and co-wrote some of the biggest hits in Xtatik’s catalog. He dipped his ink in numerous recognizable hits, including “Big Truck,” “Music Farm,” “Tayee Ayee,” “Crowded,” “No Carnival”, “UFO,” “Big Phat Fish,” “Low Riders”, “Water Flowing,” “Junkyard” and “Granny,” just to name a few. Farmer won the award for “Best Songwriter” in 1998 for “Footsteps,” which also won Road March that year. His time with the various bands and working with Montano enabled

 

Farmer to tour the world for over 30 years, and allowed him to sow his soca seeds to all corners of the globe.

His mission of bringing sweet soca music to all corners of the world continues, as Farmer has been steadily on tour, and in 2016 embarked on the House Of Soca Tour, bringing his new album of hits to fans far and wide. He was backed by his own band De Red Boyz Band, as his collaborative efforts with De Red Boyz have taken the production team out of the studio and onto stages, worldwide. Some recent tour highlights have seen audiences enjoying the sounds of Farmer Nappy in places such as St. Maarten, where he shared the stage with rap superstar Rick Ross in April 2016, and Nassau, The Bahamas, where he appeared alongside hip-hop star Jah Rule and Ashanti in December 2016. He is now set to take center-stage back home in Trinidad and Tobago, as his international acclaim continues to grow.

As the 2017 Trinidad Carnival season commences, Farmer Nappy is set to continue his tradition of delivering the very best that groovy soca music has to offer, and in fact, he has become an international ambassador for the genre. He new hits for the 2017 soca season include “X-Man,” “Miss Me Wid Dat,” “Technically” featuring Destra Garcia and “Abundance” which all perfectly capture the essence of Farmer Nappy – a groovy soca artist with incredible longevity, who flawlessly achieves the rare feat of connecting to today’s soca audience with popular rhymes and rhythms, while also staying deeply planted in his calypso roots. In fact, Farmer Nappy is arguably the soul of groovy soca music and there is no surprise he continues to be celebrated by his country, the Caribbean and soca fans alike, globally.

JAMAICA DAY MEETS TRINIDAD DAY

SATURDAY AUGUST 20TH & SUNDAY AUGUST 21, 2022

Join us on August 20th & 21st to celebrate Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago on their 60th year of independence. With guest performers Destra, Fab 5, Farmer Nappy and Lady G. Come and witness the curry duck and jerk chicken competition! Come out and get a taste of the Caribbean! You will enjoy a full weekend of great food and fun!

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