Minister Mitchell extends condolences to the family of ‘Singing Sandra’
The Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Senator the Honourable Randall Mitchell is saddened to hear of the passing of calypsonian Sandra Des Vignes Millington, ‘Singing Sandra.’
She was 64 years old.
Minister Mitchell extends condolences to the family of ‘Singing Sandra’ and the calypso fraternity, many of whom she mentored.
For decades, Singing Sandra, a former two-time Calypso Monarch, not only entertained national and international audiences with her many calypsoes, but she was seen as an educator via her songs.
Long before the “Time’s Up” and the “Me Too” movements took root, Singing Sandra embraced the women’s movement and provided our women with the rallying call to “die with their dignity”.
“Singing Sandra was true to her word and as we mourn her passing, the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago in general, and the cultural fraternity, in particular, will always be thankful for her contribution which has made us a richer nation,” Minister Mitchell said.
Photo Courtesy: Singing Sandra's Facebook Page