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“We Can’t let COVID19 Take Away Our Music.” Destra Speaks Up.

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In our chat on Tuesday, Destra said Carnival for some people is a springboard into the following season of touring. She said that despite undeniable feelings of despondence about the overall situation, the wheels of motion must turn. “I think it’s important to not just exist, but to live. We can’t let this pandemic rob us of everything that we love,” she continued. Garcia, whose annual calendar of events often takes her across the Caribbean and internationally to countries like Canada, the US and London, said, “So many things have been taken away from us. We have to find ways to make things feel as normal as possible for our own sanity and that is where the challenge is.”

Destra said she’s heard the utterances of some of her cohorts who’ve lamented that there’s simply no vibes to record new music. “I could tell you that from my own experience that I would much prefer sitting on the couch watching TV or just doing something else – no vibes... and that stems from not being able to get vibes from the people, connect with the people, perform at an event, leave an event feeling so hyped up that you go home with an idea or you feel the beat in a certain way, yuh in touch with the musical trends – so many things have been robbed from us as artistes not being able to perform,” she sad.

Destra then expressed her view on the way forward. Here’s what she said:

The Carnival ambassador went on to explain that Trinidad and Tobago always starts the festival excitement and as such, the tone that’s set here, based on what is done, is what will dictate the atmosphere for many other carnivals down the road. “These last three months is where carnival resets anyway so everything that happened in February all the way to present is usually erased and unfortanately as artists, we always have to start over anyway,” she said, adding, “it’s a challenge for us now to figure out now how do we engage this market of people that love carnival, how do we still represent as the Mecca of carnival and soca, how do we the artistes bring carnival to the people in a non traditional sense… it is our responsibility.”

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Buju Banton Rebels. Tells The World “Masks Nuh Made For Man.”

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Amid unprecedented upheaval over the present state of global economies and intense pressure on healthcare systems worldwide, mass deaths and a mandate by the World Health Organisation for world leaders to remove Covid-19 restrictions, well loved, reggae artist Buju Banton has broken his silence.

Buju, in three very honest social media posts on Wednesday, told the world that he is done with Covid-19, suggesting that it has been a plan all along. Known for his vocal stance against injustice whether via his music or perfectly articulated epressions, Buju who continues to enjoy his freedom following years of incarceration in the United States between 2009 and 2018, said, “We are tired of you intellectual fools trying to tell us how to live our lives. If you are so smart why haven’t you found the cure for cancer?”

The entertainer’s outbursts come one day after a video for the remix of Koffee’s single “Pressure,” on which his powerful, raspy vocals are featured, was uploaded to YouTube.

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Buju, Koffee Among Over 100 Artistes Featured on FIFA 21 Soundtrack.

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Iconic and consistently relevant, so much so that his music is featured on the FIFA 21 soundtrack, which premiered on Monday on all streaming platforms. Reggae hit maker, Buju Banton’s single, “Unity” from his 2020 album, ‘Upside Down 2020″ sits comfortably on the main soundtrack of the gaming experience which will be available to play from October 9th for Xbox, Playstation and PC.

Also on the soundtrack are Koffee, Govana and producer Rvssian. The mix features more than 100 artists from 23 countries, inclusive of Saweetie, Sia, Nigerian singers, Fireboy DML, and Australian sensation Chløë Black. 

Fans will be able to listen to the VOLTA FOOTBALL soundtrack while playing other modes, and have the option to enable both sets of tracks across all menus.

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