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Destra Delivers T&T Anthem Like A Boss, Following Public Outcry Over Poor Carifesta Closing Delivery by Singer.

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Maybe the Carifesta closing show organizers needed to think bigger when it came to the execution of the T&T national anthem last week. Destra Garcia, the Queen of Bacchanal sure made that clear earlier this morning when she hit the stage at Caesar’s Army’s “In-de-paint-dance” fete.

Garcia now has everyone in awe, this after she executed the country’s anthem seamlessly and possibly like it’s never been done before. Last week singer, Danielle Williams was publicly trampled by the President of Trinidad and Tobago for her Carifesta closing ceremony rendition of the country’s anthem. In a statement, President Paula Mae Weeks said, “A discordant note was struck at the closing ceremony, when an unacceptable rendition of our National Anthem was performed. The National Anthem must be sung in its original music; no introduction or coda can be added or other artistic licence taken in its rendition.”

Destra is known for her superb vocals. Her stage shows aren’t just exciting but her vocals are always amazing. She sure showed off this morning at the beach turn-up along the North Coast in Trinidad. Photographer #Nigelsocrazy captured Garcia’s epic delivery of T&T national anthem as the country celebrates 57 years as an Independent nation. Take a look!

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Jamaica’s Koffee Nominated for A Grammy Award. Youth Could Steal the Show!

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Nineteen-year-old Jamaican reggae artist, Koffee has been nominated by the Grammy nomination committee for her first Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category. It’s the first nomination for the Spanish Town native who is the youngest solo reggae act to have gotten a nomination in the category.

Koffee is going head to head with Julian Marley with “As I Am,” Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics with “The Final Battle” and Third World with “More Work To Be Done” which was produced by Damian Marley.

This is Koffee’s first nomination for a Grammy Award. The EP was also her debut.

The young entertainer released her debut EP, ‘Rapture’ in March this year. She appeared at major concerts which featured Buju Banton and other prominent acts, in the aftermath of the EP’s release, promoting her music and offering fans, especially in the Caribbean, a better opportunity to feel her vibe. In Trinidad in April, when Buju headlined the I Am Legend concert, Koffee was added to the cast much to the anticipation of her younger fan base. Her momentum never slowed and she never disappointed. Fast forward to November and the young, positive influencer is showing signs of musical greatness for many years to come.

Other Jamaican entertainers who have enjoyed Grammy Award success are Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Shaggy, Damian Marley, Jimmy Cliff and Burning Spear, among others.

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled for January 26, 2020, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Fay Ann Lyons Honored in Point Fortin. Artist Takes Time to Bond Again.

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Despite the high lifestyles of entertainers and celebrities, we often forget that they’re people just like the rest of us. On Wednesday in South, Trinidad, soca artiste and Point Fortin native, Fay Ann Lyons, was honored by the borough for her contribution to culture and while the recognition stood tall, the humility of the artiste’s posts to social media, showed a different side to her- a side many would more than likely, bypass.

Fay Ann with her Fyzabad Composite school teacher.

Alvarez has always stood unique on the soca circuit. Her blatant, fearless speech is sometimes misunderstood for aggression. In the heart of it all, Lyons-Alvarez, by all accounts, is a country girl to her heart. On Tuesday, even as she was being congratulated for being honored with the keys to her borough of Point Fortin, Lyons chose to return to her roots, posting a photo of herself with Secondary school teacher. She said she could not have left the borough without stopping in to say hello. “Could not pass through and not say hi. This wonderful woman taught me in school #MrsBridgemanand I will always remember her poise and strength…. and toughness! That woman was dread, but we all loved her,” she wrote.

Lyons-Alvarez recently returned from the Uber Soca Cruise where she took her vibe, like several other top notch soca artistes, to the people. She has already unleashed a couple tracks heading into Carnival 2020, among them, “One Love” with Jaiga and Grenada’s Lil Natty and Thunda and “Wha Deh Know” on the Nikholai Greene produced Cubano Riddim, which also features Jamaica’s Konshens.

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