T&T | Calypsonian Singing Sandra has died
PORT-OF-SPAIN, T&T January 29, 2021 - Trinidadian calypsonian Sandra Des Vignes-Millington better known as Singing Sandra has died. She was 64 years old and died at Mt. Hope.
Singing Sandra was a well known calypso monarch particularly for her impactful social commentary. She entertained audiences with powerful renditions of Voices From The Ghetto and Die With My Dignity.
She won the Calypso Monarch competition twice: in 1999 and 2003. She is the second woman to win the Calypso Monarch contest, and is often regarded as the mother of the calypso fraternity.
The news of her death spread rapidly on social media in the early hours of Thursday.
Music producer Carl "Beaver" Henderson posted on Facebook, "A soldier of peace, love and calypso left with her dignity. RIP my sister. You have done sooo much good."