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Energy With Authenticity! Destra Goes Hard- Proves She's Ready to Mash Up!

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It’s an explosion of true, authentic soca energy. Destra Garcia, in a new single called, ‘Mash Up’, released this week, proves that she can stay true to the genre that was born right here in Trinidad and Tobago. No fusion of sorts is heard in this one, so if that’s what you’re looking for, you’d better keep looking. Pure, unadulterated soca vibes penetrate throughout the single, which was produced by Precision Productions and stands erect on the emergency riddim.destra garcia

Heading to Grenada for Spice Mas 2013? Stay at the Flamboyant Hotel and Villas.

Heading to Grenada for Spice Mas 2013? Stay at the Flamboyant Hotel and Villas.

In the past, Garcia, like many of her cohorts in the business, has shown her ability to fuse various genres but this time around, she takes pure Soca on a 3 minute 23 second long race to the finish and by the end, there’s no doubt that she’ll have revelers gasping for breath with this new single.

We’re anxious to see just how Garcia will execute ‘Mash Up’ on stage, after all, with her no holds barred kind of approach to amping up the crowd every time, we very well might be in store for some head swinging, drop-to-the ground kind of action. Meanwhile, also riding this riddim well is St. Vincent & The Grenadines born, Fya Empress who also has a high-energy single called, “We Ready”.

Destra’s been hopping from destination to destination, taking her show to various places, since the end of T&T carnival 2013. We have no doubt that this single will do well in the upcoming Cropover and Spice Mas celebrations set to take place in the weeks ahead.

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Island Lime Magazine Set to Take Caribbean Energy to Global Heights.

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Both hard copy and digital, IslandLime Magazine’s on a mission. In the ever-expanding world that we now occupy, efforts continue to share the most authentic Caribbean energy, with everyone outside the Diaspora. It’s not a new idea but the man behind it has all the gumption it takes to make it make sense.

Simon Baptiste believes in the Caribbean potential.

Simon Baptiste says his team’s vision is to create a global platform that allows for the stories of Caribbean creators and creatives, to be shared with people around the world – people who are anxious to discover more about the heartbeat of the region. “Although we recognize the importance of what goes on within our region, there are also hundreds of tales – fiction and non fiction, being crafted by islanders in territories that stretch from North America ti Australia,” he said in a recent Ebuzztt chat. “It’s our job to reveal the players and the art.”

The magazine’s official launch took place on July 4th in Port- of- Spain, Trinidad and featured performances by Key DeVere and John G. In the aftermath of the launch, Simon issued a statement, thanking folks who came out in support. He explained that the rationale behind delivering the project now, lies in understanding that we – the Caribbean people, built nations. “A chain of over 700 islands, encompassing 1,063,000 square miles, has produced incomparable talent- people who have left and continue to leave an indelible mark on art, fashion, music, literature, entertainment, sports, science and technology,” he wrote. Baptiste praised his people, adding, “From Capitol Hill, to working spaces in Nairobi, to the offices of an advertising agency, Down Under, you’ll find someone who has island roots, and spreads the philosophy of what makes the Caribbean and its people so unbelievably spectacular.”

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Buju Banton Celebrates 51st Birthday Following Sold Out Weekend Shows in New York.

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He’s booked to return to New York in November but before that, renowned reggae artiste, Buju Banton will make 13 stops across the US. The Overcome Tour kicks off on August 23rd in Fort Lauderdale. The tour announcement came on the artiste’s birthday, earlier today.

Buju’s weekend double showcase at The UBS Arena has been the talk of the internet- photos and videos showing a sold out arena on both Saturday and Sunday. On stage on Saturday night, Buju – one of Jamaica’s most beloved entertainers, said God had bigger plans for him, despite being written off for a US return, by some. “They said, “you will never come back to the United States of America…” And I said to them, “let’s see what God will do.””

Buju Banton performs at UBS arena on July 13th


Online, some fans have described Buju’s performance in New York as spiritual, one person saying, “When you were ordained to do this, nobody can take it away.”
Buju returned to the US on May 2nd after six years. Prior to the weekend showcase, he had not performed in the States, in 15 years.

A media release by Destine Media confirmed a crowd of 36,000 filled the Long Island arena on the weekend. Noting the success of both shows, it was announced that Buju will now go on a multi-city tour accompanied by the Shiloh band. “The Overcomer tour will feature Billboard chart-topping special guest artiste, Fridayy,” it explained. “Known for his exceptional musical abilities, Fridayy, a Haitian American singer, songwriter, and record producer, has made waves in the music industry with his “When It Comes To You”, Stand By Me”, “Without You” and his triple Grammy nominated song “God Did” by Dj Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and John Legend.”

In a statement regarding the milestone, Buju’s manager, represented by Joesph Budafuco, expressed great pride in the entertainer’s accomplishments. Budafuco highlighted the significance of Buju returning to tour in the US after a 15-year hiatus, emphasizing the anticipation and excitement surrounding the upcoming tour.

An artiste known for his conscious expressions, both on stage and off, Buju celebrates his 51st year of life today. He certainly has a lot to celebrate.

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