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Destra wants ‘BVI Passport’

- Trinidadian Soca queen delivers yet another sensational performance @ Rita Francis Festiville
Destra Garcia of Trinidad and Tobago never seems to get stale with the Virgin Islands' crowd. Photo: VINO
Trinidad soca artist Destra Garcia belting out one of her popular tunes at Rita Francis Festiville on July 30, 2016. Photo: VINO
Trinidad soca artist Destra Garcia belting out one of her popular tunes at Rita Francis Festiville on July 30, 2016. Photo: VINO
Many turned up at Rita Francis Festiville on July 30, 2016 to see Destra Garcia and Kassav in action. Photo: VINO
Many turned up at Rita Francis Festiville on July 30, 2016 to see Destra Garcia and Kassav in action. Photo: VINO
Kassav taking a bow following their lively performance at Rita Francis Festiville. Photo: VINO
Kassav taking a bow following their lively performance at Rita Francis Festiville. Photo: VINO
Lead singers of Kassav, Jean Phillipe(right) and Jocelyne Beroard. Photo: VINO
Lead singers of Kassav, Jean Phillipe(right) and Jocelyne Beroard. Photo: VINO
A section of the crowd at Rita Francis Festiville on July 30, 2016. Photo: VINO
A section of the crowd at Rita Francis Festiville on July 30, 2016. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was a night to remember as the best of the Soca and Zouk worlds collided in the Virgin Islands for the International Soca Night at Rita Francis Festiville in Road Town on Saturday July 30, 2016.

But what would be remembered the most is the Trinidadian Soca Queen publicly requesting a “BVI passport” while delivering her usually energising performance.

According to Destra, she feels more at home and very well loved when she is in Tortola than in her own homeland, Trinidad. For this reason, she remarked that it would be one of her greatest desires to become a "native."

“I love you guys. I wish that somebody could give me a BVI passport,” she joked.

Destra has been a permanent figure in the annual festival line-up for some time now and was the headline act for the night.

Long time crowd favorites such as Its carnival, Just a little bit, and new songs like Lucy, among others, saw the crowd in a party mood for over two hours of her performance.

She also revealed that she intends on releasing a new album with the international R&B artist, Drake, soon.

Kassav

In their usual hyped-up stage presence, the French band –Kassav opened the feting from 1:00 A.M. and closed sometime after 2:00A.M., however, not before making patrons drip with sweat!

Oh Madiana, Zouk La Se Sel Medikaman No Ni, Siwo, to name a few were real crowd favourites, sang by the famed Joycelyne Beroard and Jean Philippe Marthely in the lead. Persons from the creole speaking Caribbean islands of Dominica, Haiti and St Lucia were seen dancing to the rhythms without a care in the world.

The occasional shower scattered the crowd, but just for a while.

VIBE Band and B’More also provided entertainment.

 

23 Responses to “Destra wants ‘BVI Passport’”

  • foxy (31/07/2016, 15:31) Like (13) Dislike (13) Reply
    Give her a passport yes
    • karma (31/07/2016, 19:27) Like (19) Dislike (9) Reply
      Yes, give her one while the many children who born here can't get one. She come here and perform half naked and cause many "heads" to rise and she's worshipped . Smh
    • yeah (31/07/2016, 23:27) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      Might as well they give her one...
  • Concern Citizen (31/07/2016, 16:16) Like (13) Dislike (8) Reply
    Men on stage in three piece suit and ladies half dress this is the best we could do? And want BVI passport. Really!!
  • son of the soil (31/07/2016, 17:39) Like (7) Dislike (22) Reply
    Leh she cart her island @$$.
  • easy peezy (31/07/2016, 18:15) Like (10) Dislike (15) Reply
    All she got to do is do what all the other women from the different Islands, Jamaica, Dominica, st Kitts, Guyana, st Lucia, Trinidad, st Vincent etc is find a local man, marry him off, wait til she get her passport, then divorce him.
    • son of the soil (31/07/2016, 21:02) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      Ayo island woman really really ungrateful.
    • @ easy peezy (31/07/2016, 23:08) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      You sound like a bitter Tola woman whose husband went behind one of the island woman them
      • to "@easy peezy" (01/08/2016, 08:10) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
        Actually I am not married. I was taught to work for what you want. When I do get married, should I choose, it will be for love; a fiancee not a financier - something your kind know nothing about. Love matters. But I guess so do passports and the US dollar. Which one are you? Love matters? Or passport and the US dollar matter?
    • SMH (01/08/2016, 08:03) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      @easy peezy: Please leave Vincentian women our of your mixup. Any ever took your man? Well no she didn't he left you. Leave people man.
      • at smh (01/08/2016, 09:20) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
        Them Vince people. Who does play nice and play to be Christians to get in with you? The man them a touchy, feely with other femaels, married and in the church? The woman, when they get what after they done cause so much unhappiness in the man life? All of them, Vincy not excluded, come for one thing, passport and US dollar. Not a thing about love. At least Destra up front.
  • .... (31/07/2016, 20:08) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    The festival committee needs to stop recycling and find new performers.
  • bvi musician (31/07/2016, 21:02) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Girl if you're given a BVI passport it will take you about 10 months to get paid......LOL
  • LOL (31/07/2016, 23:47) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Lol stand in line like the rest
  • VI to The Bone (01/08/2016, 02:25) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why do you stupid people take these thing literally ! Why is this even headline!
  • drummer (01/08/2016, 05:57) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Destra is simply stating that she feels comfortable here. I'm sure she is joking about the passport vibe. Any opportunity y'all get to post something negative you quick to type some $#!+. Why cant we just continue to welcome her with open arms? I've never heard or seen her do anything disrespectful while performing; gosh she's an entertainer!!!!!!
    • Jacperlance (01/08/2016, 07:36) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply

      Drummer, I totally agree with you. That's what most of them do, wait for a story to come and post negative sh*t

  • wow (01/08/2016, 09:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need this type of crowd every night in the festival village.
  • She asked. Wow. (01/08/2016, 10:52) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    She is following the Bible model, ask and it shall be given. I'm heart touched that she asked and explain why.. she should be given serious consideration..Can't get a better ambassador to market the BVI. I'm for her getting a passport...
  • yessi (02/08/2016, 12:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    She could get my last name n my seed, make it a smooth process for a BVI passport lol
  • Observing (06/08/2016, 17:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We do not need to be giving anybody anything. Case closed.


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