Video by Hadaya Turner
Soca music and whining can not be divorced. One without the other is like basketball without a hoop, or chicken without the egg.
In this video shot aboard this month’s UberSoca Cruise from Miami to Jamaica, the Queen of Bacchanal, Destra Garcia, explains why whining comes so natural to Caribbean people. “We have African, Indian, all kinda ting in us that mix us up, and we are about riddim,” Destra says. “You can not hear a riddim without stamping your feet, or going in time with the riddim. As females, it moves other parts of our bodies, too. It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.”
On cue, or more specifically to the sounds of Destra’s “Dip and Wine,” the ladies of the UberSoca Cruise get to moving those parts, offering a slow-mo lesson in the art of the whine.
Watch the clip below, and check out more from the Uber Soca Cruise, with Majah Hype.