Soca sensation Destra to headline Queens Carnival 2022

Senator James Sanders Jr.
Senator James Sanders Jr.

Trinidadian soca sensation, Destra Garcia, dubbed “the Queen of Bacchanal,” will be headlining Queens Carnival 2022 on Saturday, Aug. 27 hosted by New York State Sen. James Sanders, Jr.

Destra, a musician, singer and songwriter of soca music, is perhaps best known for her hit song, “Lucy.”

“We are so proud to have a superstar of the magnitude of Destra as the crown jewel of our Queens Carnival,” said Sanders on Friday. “We are expecting Destra to give one of her usual, energy-filled, dance-inducing performances.”

In 2003, Destra released her first album Red, White, Black, which included her hit duet “It’s Carnival” with fellow Soca artist Machel Montano.

The song became the virtual anthem of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival that year and is widely known throughout the Caribbean and the world.

The Queens Carnval is co-sponsored by Assembly Member Khaleel Anderson and City Council Majority Whip Selvena N. Brooks-Powers.

This year, the Queens Carnival is presented in partnership with the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), Rockaway Development Revitalization Corporation (RDRC), REMA4US, DredSurfer Grill, New York City Parks Department, New York Police Department’s 101st Police Precinct and the Queens Carnival Committee members.

The Queens Carnival starts at 11:00 a.m., starting at Mott Avenue and Beach 21st Street, and ending on the boardwalk at Beach 17th Street.

For more information, contact Sanders’ office at 718-523-3069 or email [email protected]

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